The good news: FX has renewed “The Strain” for a third season.
The bad news: It continues to lose viewers.
The show’s streak of adults 18-49 and total viewership declines continued this week. Sunday’s episode, which was the fifth of the season, drew a 0.57 adults 18-49 rating with 1.264 million viewers.
Both numbers trail those of last week’s broadcast, which drew a 0.59 with 1.381 million.
While this week’s episode has a partial excuse in the form of the “True Detective” finale, which overlapped with the 10-10:30PM portion, its decline adheres to an ongoing trend.
All five of this season’s episodes drew fewer viewers than their predecessors.