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Ratings: FX’s “The Strain” Slips Once Again

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.

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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