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Cable Drama Series Sets Ratings Record — and Gets Renewed

Oct 13, 2014  •  Post A Comment

After chalking up record numbers for its season premiere last week, the cable drama series “American Horror Story” was picked up for another season by FX.

The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that FX announced the pickup today, noting that the next cycle is due in October 2015.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which premiered Wednesday, brought in 10 million total viewers, based on Nielsen figures for live-plus-three-day viewing, the story reports. It was the most-watched show in the 20-year history of FX, according to a network announcement.

“This version of the show uncovers weird doings at a sideshow carnival, featuring characters such as the bearded lady Ethel Darling (Kathy Bates) and strongman Dell Toledo (Michael Chiklis), as well as an evil clown named Twisty,” the Times notes.

In a statement, FX President John Landgraf said: “The ‘American Horror Story’ anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track of success in awards recognition.”

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