A series that has been a big hit for FX has been renewed by the network. FX Networks announced today that it has signed on for a seventh installment of “American Horror Story,” from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, made the announcement, noting that the Emmy-, Golden Globe- and AFI Award-winning series will air its seventh installment in 2017.
In the announcement, Landgraf said: “Ryan, Brad and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping ‘American Horror Story’ endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining, and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment. The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans.”
The “American Horror Story” franchise has won 15 Emmy Awards and is a big player in FX’s all-time ratings records. The network noted that 12 of the top 15 most-watched FX telecasts of all time in the 18-34 demo are “AHS” telecasts.
“The premiere telecast of the sixth installment, ‘AHS: Roanoke,’ is the third most-watched telecast in FX Networks history (out of over 160,000+ telecasts) in Adults 18-34 (behind only the premieres of ‘AHS: Freak Show’ and ‘AHS: Hotel’); #5 in Adults 18-49; and #6 in Total Viewers,” the network notes in its announcement. “To date, the premiere of ‘AHS: Roanoke’ has delivered a combined linear and non-linear audience of 13.01 million Total Viewers. On a Live+3 basis through its first three episodes, ‘AHS: Roanoke’ is up +29% over the season average of the previous installment, ‘AHS: Hotel,’ in Adults 18-49 (4.78 million vs. 3.70 million) and up +25% among Total Viewers (6.89 million vs. 5.52 million).”
Landgraf added: “‘AHS’ confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists. We thank the creators and their team, the cast and everyone who has continued to make ‘AHS’ such an extraordinary series.”