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Ratings: FX’s Renewed “The Americans” Falls Yet Again

Wednesday’s “The Americans” was a game changer.

After more than two-and-a-half seasons of action — and particularly extreme recent teases — Elizabeth and Phillip finally revealed the truth of their identities to their daughter Paige.

The transformative moment did not, however, air before a particularly sizable audience.

Wednesday’s episode of the drama drew a mere 0.25 adults 18-49 rating with 895,000 viewers. Both numbers trail those of the previous installment, which drew a 0.27 with 988,000 viewers.

This week’s viewership average was actually the second-weakest on record. Only the February 25 episode, which drew 811,000 viewers, reached a smaller audience.

Last year’s corresponding episode, which aired on April 30, 2014, attracted a considerably stronger audience of 1.274 million.

Despite a third season full of soft ratings performances, “The Americans” has officially been renewed for a fourth season. News of that renewal, which came with a note that the show is enjoying a greater uptick from time-shifted viewing than it did in its previous two seasons, broke Tuesday.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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