Ratings: Americans Matches Season 1 Average

Ratings The Americans Season 2The Season 2 premiere of FX’s The Americans on Wednesday night spied 1.9 million total viewers, with 863,000 landing in the 18-49 sweet spot.

While those tallies represent a steep drop from the acclaimed series’ January 2013 launch (which drew 3.2 mil/1.6 mil), they are on par with the freshman run’s average and up a good 20 percent versus the final five episodes of Season 1.

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During Season 1, The Americans — as one of the most time-shifted series on TV — enjoyed a Live+7 DVR gain of at least 80 percent.

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20 Comments
  1. miller says:

    Fantastic show, it literally gets better with every episode so all I hope now is that in case the ratings aren’t good enough for F/X, it will somehow live on Damages/The Killing style…come on people, you know it is pretty much tailormade for Netflix…

  2. David4 says:

    I have watched the first 5 or so episodes and did nothing for me.

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  4. JoMarch says:

    Why is it on with those awful ratings?

  5. The Beach says:

    I recorded it and watched it today but the last few minutes were cut off. Did it run over?

  6. enri says:

    Great show. Glad it’s back on.

  7. Luke says:

    Keri getting involved with matthew rhys which broke up her marriage I think hurt the show. I couldn’t care less, the show is awesome but Keri lost some of her darling charm which translates into viewership loss unfortunately.

    • Ana says:

      Yes, because SO many people care about Keri Russell’s personal life….And what darling charm? WTF are you even talking about?

  8. Anna says:

    I thought the episode was amazing. I like how they’re addressing the family theme this season. I do think it’s the kind of show that would do well as binge watching, a la Netflix, or similar. There’s a lot of players and plots occurring at the same time, with some carried over from last season. It can be confusing if you don’t keep up. I almost gave up last season, but stuck with it and glad I did. It looks to be a great season.

  9. Doug H says:

    FX Ratings are not as high as they can get on TNT or USA which are watched more.. In my case, I watched live and recorded other stuff.. … The extreme buzz this show has should help.. It has been available on Amazon Prime for catchup purposes though FX ran repeat marathons in the middle of the night from last year this month…

  10. Mikael says:

    The Americans got really good by the end of season 1. I haven’t been able to watch the premiere yet, but I can’t wait!

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