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.