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Over 9-Million Viewers for ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Season Opener

Close to 7-Million for Singular Telecast Premiere

“American Horror Story: Cult,” the anthology series from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, drew 6.91 million total viewers and 4.56 million adults 18-49 for its premiere telecast on Tuesday, September 5th (from 10 PM-11:07 p.m.), based on the Live + Same Day data. Including two encore telecasts and all non-linear data currently available, “AHS: Cult” premiered to 9.01 million Total Viewers.

Comparably, the season premiere of “AHS: Cult” is now the second most-watched basic cable entertainment program of 2017 year-to-date in both total viewers and adults 18-49 – behind only “The Walking Dead” on AMC.

The premiere of “AHS: Cult” was also more time-shifted than any previous “AHS” premiere in both benchmarks.

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  1. Somehow, FX still seems to manage to re-launch that show every year. It’s actually gotten so rare it’s notable.

    It will of course dip down quickly, as it’s done every year because you can’t re-launch every episode, but FX will scream victory.

    On a more technical side, I still have trouble with having a headline saying they had 9 million viewers because it gets compared in our heads with single-airings.

    6 million is actually OK (if they could keep it at that level, which they won’t) and doesn’t need this aggregation that the networks so love to do to mislead us.