Season 8’s 10 p.m. premiere telecast scored 5.7 million total viewers and 3.5 million viewers in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, when counting three days of delayed viewing from Nielsen. Adding in two encore telecasts and all linear and non-linear data available (not including VOD), “Apocalypse”s premiere rose to 7.8 million overall sets of eyeballs in L+3 numbers.
The FX series was the No. 1 show for the evening in the 18-49 range and the most-watched basic cable program of the night. The season opener was also the second-most-watched program of 2018-to-date in the key demo and in total viewers, coming in behind “The Walking Dead.”
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