“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” didn’t come in with a Nielsen
ratings bang Wednesday night — at least not compared to the FX
anthology series’ previous season openers.
The first episode of Season 8 scored 3.08 million total viewers in live-plus-same-day numbers, meaning Ryan Murphy
” started down in overall eyeballs against the debut of “Cult
” (Season 7), which brought in 3.93 million total viewers in L+Sd last September.
That makes “Apocalypse
” the lowest-rated “Ahs” season opener, below “Murder House” (Season 1), which landed 3.18 million viewers in 2011, and “Asylum
” (Season 2), which put up 3.85 million viewers in 2012.
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Mind you, these are all still solid numbers for a cable show’s premiere and the Live+3 ratings, which will include three days of delayed viewing and streaming numbers, will give you an even better idea of how “Apocalypse
” stacks up against the other installments.