31 January 2013 1:09 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The cold war is red hot.

Wednesday’s premiere of FX’s espionage thriller The Americans attracted 3.22 million total viewers and 1.57 million adults 18-49, besting the debuts of American Horror Story in the former category and  Sons of Anarchy in the latter.

Video | Keri Russell Lightly Spoils Episodes 2 and 3 of The Americans

When you factor in the two encore telecasts that followed the premiere, the show drew combined 4.7 million viewers and 2.54 million adults 18-49 for the night.

“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, »


- Michael Ausiello

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