Will the 'American Horror Story: Asylum' Premiere Beat its Broadcast Competition? - Poll

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October 17th, 2012


American Horror Story: Asylum premieres tonight on FX. Season one of American Horror Story  was a huge hit. There is a lot of anticipation for season two, which features some of the same cast, but entirely different characters and a new setting. This season, hit cable shows have been not only growing over their prior seasons, but beating broadcast television. Another FX show, Sons of Anarchy has won its time period outright multiple times. The Walking Dead premiere steamrolled not only Sunday night network TV, but all of the fall's scripted broadcast television. Is there a chance that AHS: Asylum could also beat the Big 3 at 10PM? The season one finale scored a 1.7 in Adults 18-49, within spitting distance of the 1.9 Chicago Fire premiered to last week. Nashville which stars AHS season one lead actress Connie Britton, premiered to a decent 2.8 (the same rating as the SOA season premiere), but, given that it will have a weaker lead-in this week, there's a good chance that it will fall. Stalwart CSI earned a 2.6 last week. So will the AHS: Asylum premiere beat broadcast television? Make your predictions.



    Had to go w/ it will beat CF but not CSI & Nashville

    I think a 2.0 is definitely possible, not sure if can do 2.3+
    CSI & Nashville will do around a 2.5 or so

    Hoping I’m wrong, would love to see AHS #1–GO JESSICA!

  • omabin

    I say it breaks a 2.0 which will have it beating chicago fire but still behind csi and nashville. For the final though, and if there is momentum, it may beat the other shows depending on how much they drop until then.

  • Valerie

    2.something :D

  • Pepper

    Chicago Fire – 1.8
    Nashville – 2.5
    CSI – 2.6 (same as last week)
    American Horror Story – 2.1

  • Leondre

    Any guesses on how Suburgatory will do?

  • JakeSnake

    I mostly just want that show to do poorly because its dam ad on IMDB is getting on my nerves, and there’s no way to not see that apart from just avoiding the website all together.

  • Mark

    American Horror Story – 2.3
    Nashville – 2.4
    Chicago Fire – 1.7
    CSI – 2.5

    Suburgatory – 3.8

  • Nick

    Tonight’s ratings-

    The Middle: 2.5
    The Neighbors: 1.8
    Modern Family: 4.7
    Suburgatory: 3.5 (Series High!!)
    Nashville: 2.4

    Survivor: 3.0
    Criminal Minds: 2.9
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: 2.4

    Arrow: 1.1
    Supernatural: 0.8

    The X Factor: 3.2

    Animal Practice: 0.9
    Guys With Kids: 1.3
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: 1.6
    Chicago Fire: 1.6

    American Horror Story: 2.3

    CSI & Nashville will tie for #1 at 10, with AHS not far behind.

    1. Fox: 3.2
    2. ABC: 2.9
    3. CBS: 2.8
    4. NBC: 1.4
    5. The CW: 1.0

  • donnie

    i hate nashville but of course i hate anything and everything on ABC!!!

  • senor chang

    AHS: 2.2
    Nashville: 2.3
    CSI: 2.5
    Chicago Fire: 1.7

  • Hugh

    I’m saying 2.1. Enough to beat CF but not CSI or Nashville

  • Mark


    Are you bitter about an old cancellation?

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