American Horror Story: Season Two Ratings

It’s an all-new story for American Horror Story this season. Will the TV series be a big ratings hit once again or could it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned to find out.

The second season (American Horror Story: Asylum) typically airs Wednesday nights on FX. The cast includes Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Joseph Fiennes, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lizzie Brocheré.

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Final season averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.53 million total viewers.

Episode 02-13: Wednesday, 01/23/13
1.3 demo rating (0% change) with 2.29 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.44 in the demo with 2.53 million.

Episode 02-12: Wednesday, 01/16/13
1.3 demo rating (-13% change) with 2.30 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.45 in the demo with 2.55 million.

Episode 02-11: Wednesday, 01/09/13
1.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 2.51 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 1.46 in the demo with 2.57 million.

Episode 02-10: Wednesday, 01/02/13
1.2 demo rating (-8% change) with 2.21 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.46 in the demo with 2.58 million.

Episode 02-09: Wednesday, 12/12/12
1.3 demo rating (-7% change) with 2.22 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.49 in the demo with 2.62 million.

Episode 02-08: Wednesday, 12/05/12
1.4 demo rating (+8% change) with 2.36 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.51 in the demo with 2.67 million.

Episode 02-07: Wednesday, 11/28/12
1.3 demo rating (+44% change) with 2.27 million (+20% change).
Season averages: 1.53 in the demo with 2.71 million.

Episode 02-06: Wednesday, 11/21/12
0.9 demo rating (-44% change) with 1.893 million (-32% change).
Season averages: 1.57 in the demo with 2.78 million.

Episode 02-05: Wednesday, 11/14/12
1.6 demo rating (+7% change) with 2.78 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.70 in the demo with 2.96 million.

UPDATE: FX has ordered a third season.

Episode 02-04: Wednesday, 11/07/12
1.5 demo rating (0% change) with 2.65 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 3.01 million.

Episode 02-03: Wednesday, 10/31/12
1.5 demo rating (-12% change) with 2.47 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 1.80 in the demo with 3.13 million.

Episode 02-02: Wednesday, 10/24/12
1.7 demo rating (-23% change) with 3.06 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.95 in the demo with 3.45 million.

Episode 02-01: Wednesday, 10/17/12
2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.85 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.20 in the demo with 3.85 million.

It was a very good start for season two with the show registering its best ratings to date. Compared to the series premiere a year earlier, FX was up by 38% in the demo (vs a 1.6 rating) and up by 21% in viewership (vs 3.18 million).

Reference point: The first season of American Horror Story averaged a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.82 million total viewers.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

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4 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. olie20 says

    I never watched the series until I came upon it on Netflix the other day. It was Season 1, which after watching the pilot I couldn’t stop until I watched every evisode. I loved it. I have been looking for back episode’s of Season 2 but have been unable to find them. I sure hope it is as good as Season 1, but from the comments I have read it doesn’t quite measure up. Still would like to watch back episodes of Season 2. Anyone have any links to these episode’s?

  2. LisaY says

    They have really jumped the shark with season 2. Watched for 5 weeks hoping it would get better and instead it got worse. Went from clever and creepy to cliche and disgusting.

  3. Jeremy says

    I liked last night’s episode and the whole season so far. I think the season will find its place, but it might take a little more time. My coworker at DISH and I were talking about the new season and I think it is too chaotic as they introduce stories and characters. It’s the downside of having an anthology setup. I have the first season and I’m recording the new season on my Hopper so I don’t miss a second. With 2000 hours of recording time available I never have to worry about having enough space for my favorite shows. Regarding the plot: since sanity is a central theme; what if it’s all a hallucination?

  4. Samara says

    I really loved this show last season, and looked forward to every episode! So far, this season is not quite living up to its’ potential! I will continue to watch, I adore the cast, but I really do hope it gets a little better!

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