"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" Premieres to 5.5 Million Total Viewers
Among The Highest-Rated Cable Series Premieres Of The Past Two Years
FX's Most-Watched Drama / Limited Series Premiere Since Legion
LOS ANGELES, January 23, 2018 -The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premiered to 5.5 million Total Viewers, making it one of cable's highest-rated series premieres of the past two years. The premiere night ratings will only increase as video-on-demand ratings become available later this week, adding to the 5.5 million Total Viewers who watched the premiere telecast and three encores in Live+3 and on digital platforms.
On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast (Wednesday, January 17, 10PM-11:14PM) alone totaled 3.6 million Total Viewers, ranking it #3 among the 71 cable series premieres since January 2017, and #8 among the 158 cable series that have premiered since 2016.
Among Adults 18-49 in Live+3, the premiere totaled 1.5 million viewers, making it the #4 ranked cable series premiere since January 2017, as well as #2 in Adults 18-34 and #4 in Adults 25-54. The premiere ranks #7 among all cable series premieres since 2016 in Adults 18-49.
For the night, the premiere ranked #1 in basic cable in Live+3 in Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (1.5 million) is FX's most-watched drama/limited series premiere since Legion (1.8 million) among Adults 18-49 in Live+3.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story returns Wednesday, January 24 at 10 PM et/pt on FX: "Manhunt" - Andrew Cunanan arrives in Miami to stalk Gianni Versace. Written by Tom Rob Smith; directed by Nelson Cragg.
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