The eighth season of “American Horror Story” – titled “Apocalypse” – made its premiere Wednesday night, and easily beat all of the night’s other cable shows.
Like most “AHS” seasons, its return was down from that of its prior season, with the “Apocalypse” premiere scoring a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.08 million viewers – five-tenths lower than the 2.0 that the “American Horror Story: Cult” premiere scored last year. However, in addition to its 1.5 being triple the ratings of any of its Wednesday cable competition, it was also up five-tenths from the “Cult” season finale.
Elsewhere, VH1’s “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” came second in the night, steady with another 0.5. OWN’s “Greenleaf” ticked back up one-tenth from its previous 0.2 to a 0.3, while USA’s “The Sinner” hit a season-low 0.2. Also on USA, “Suits” maintained a 0.3 for the second week in a row.
Following its premiere last week, FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fell two-tenths from a 0.4 to a 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, September 12, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|AMERICAN HORROR STORY||FX||10:00 PM||3,081||1.5|
|BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO||VH1||8:00 PM||995||0.5|
|PROPERTY BROTHERS||HOME||9:00 PM||1,837||0.4|
|FORGED IN FIRE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,181||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,367||0.4|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,723||0.3|
|FULL FRONTAL W/SAM BEE||TBS||10:30 PM||903||0.3|
|WEATHER CENTER LIVE||WEATHER||8:00 PM||1,406||0.3|
|CNN TONIGHT||CNN||10:00 PM||1,380||0.3|
|WEATHER CENTER LIVE||WEATHER||9:00 PM||1,485||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,244||0.3|
|HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,324||0.3|
|WEATHER CENTER LIVE||WEATHER||7:00 PM||1,372||0.3|
|WEATHER CENTER LIVE||WEATHER||10:00 PM||1,426||0.3|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS||BRAVO||9:00 PM||721||0.3|
|TEEN MOM II||MTV||9:00 PM||568||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,635||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,545||0.3|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||9:00 PM||827||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,797||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,542||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,692||0.3|
|ARE YOU THE ONE||MTV||10:00 PM||472||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company