FX’s original spy drama series The Americans reeled in 3.2 million viewers in its Wednesday night premiere, according to FX officials.
The series, about Soviet KGB agents posing as a married American couple living in a traditional suburban community in the early 1980s, outperformed the 3.1 million viewers generated by the 2011 premiere of American Horror Story. In addition, the series outdrew the debut of Sons Of Anarchy in adult viewers 18-49.
“We’re very happy with premiere ratings for The Americans and, just as importantly, we’re proud of the widespread critical acclaim the show has received,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX in a statement. “We have no doubt that when we get the Live+7 time-shifted ratings from last night, The Americans will rank among the best series debuts ever on FX.
Source: Multichannel News, 1/31/13