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Solid Start for ‘Mayans M.C.’ on FX

Week One Results Factor in All Telecasts

The debut of debut episode of “Mayans M.C.” opened to the best ratings of any new cable series this year in every major demographic. On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast of “Mayans M.C.” (Tuesday, 9/4, 10 p.m.-11:37 p.m.) delivered 2.8 million adults 25-54, 2.5 million adults 18-49, and 1 million adults 18-34, making it the most-watched cable series premiere of 2018 in those key demos. The telecast was also was cable’s highest-rated drama series premiere in Adults 18-49 since January 2016.
Factoring all telecasts of the first episode, the “Mayans M.C.” premiere generated 6.8 million total viewers for its premiere telecast, three encores and digital streaming through Sunday, September 9. This figure does not yet include VOD viewing and will also continue to increase with additional delayed-viewing.
The premiere of “Mayans M.C.” exceeded the premiere of “Sons of Anarchy” by +46 percent in adults 18-49 (2.5 million vs. 1.7 million) and +64 percent in total viewers (4.6 million vs. 2.8 million).
The Mayans M.C. premiere also represents FX’s most-watched series premiere since the February 2016 premiere of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.