‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Sets FX Record

We may be a few months away from the newest installment of FX’s hit series American Horror Story, but it looks like the last installment, American Horror Story: Freak Show, is still doing big things for the network.

The 4th season of the anthology series now holds the title for has FX’s most-watched program ever. Check out the stats, per Variety, below:

Based on the latest tally of linear and non-linear viewership, Nielsen estimates that roughly 12.64 million viewers on average watched “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” surpassing the previous year’s “Coven” installment (11.75 million) as well as the seventh and final season of “Sons of Anarchy” (11.69 million) as the network’s most popular series to date. The show generated 10.73 million total viewers in “live plus-7” linear viewing and picked up an additional 1.91 million from VOD and streaming.

It was on-demand viewership that enabled “Freak Show” to set the network record, as VOD accounted for a full 12% of its total — the highest percentage among any FX program to date.

American Horror Story: Hotel is the next installment of the series, so fans will have to wait and see whether or not the new season can top the old. The cast currently includes AHS vets Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley and Matt Bomer and newbies Lady Gaga, Cheyenne Jackson and Max Greenfield.

Production of the 13-episode season of AHS: Hotel will begin in Los Angeles in late summer, and will premiere on FX in October.

Photo Credit: FX


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