The Americans: Season One Ratings

The Americans TV show ratingsOn The Americans, Russian spies do their best to keep their activities secret. Conversely, FX is hoping this show will be something everyone is talking about. Will it be a ratings smash or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

This TV show takes place in the Reagan era and follows two KGB agents who are posing as Americans in a Washington DC suburb. The cast includes Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Maximiliano HernĂ¡ndez, and Noah Emmerich.

The ratings are the best way to tell if The Americans will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. The first season typically airs on Wednesday nights on FX. There are 13 installments.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page to see how things are going:

Final season averages: 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.80 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Wednesday, 05/01/13
0.6 demo rating (+20% change) with 1.74 million (+17% change).
Season averages: 0.66 in the demo with 1.795 million.

Episode 01-12: Tuesday, 04/23/13
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.49 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 0.67 in the demo with 1.80 million.

Episode 01-11: Wednesday, 04/17/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 1.81 million (+21% change).
Season averages: 0.68 in the demo with 1.83 million.

Episode 01-10: Wednesday, 04/10/13
0.6 demo rating (+50% change) with 1.50 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.69 in the demo with 1.83 million.

Episode 01-09: Wednesday, 04/03/13
0.4 demo rating (-33% change) with 1.38 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 1.87 million.

Episode 01-08: Wednesday, 03/20/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 1.65 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.74 in the demo with 1.93 million.

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 03/13/13
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 1.70 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 0.76 in the demo with 1.97 million.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 03/06/13
0.7 demo rating (+40% change) with 1.88 million (+30% change).
Season averages: 0.78 in the demo with 2.01 million.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 02/27/13
0.5 demo rating (-38% change) with 1.44 million (-25% change).
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 2.04 million.

UPDATE: FX has renewed The Americans for a second season.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 02/20/13
0.8 demo rating (+14% change) with 1.91 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 0.88 in the demo with 2.19 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 02/13/13
0.7 demo rating (-13% change) with 1.65 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 2.28 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 02/06/13
0.8 demo rating (-33% change) with 1.97 million (-39% change).
Season averages: 1.00 in the demo with 2.59 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 01/30/13
1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.22 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 3.22 million.

It was a very positive start for the new series. According to FX, the debut drew 4.7 million viewers between both of the night’s airings — more than the debuts of American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy.


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.

What do you think? Do you like The Americans TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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19 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. leo says

    JUSTIFIED is the best TV show and THE AMERICANS is the second best show. Both are superbly written, directed and acted. Both keep you wanting more, more and more. When they are on time flies, it seems that they just started and then they are ending. The studios would be “out of their minds” to cancel either show. They are the only shows I feel I cannot miss.

  2. Steve says

    Best program on late-night TV !! Nice to revisit the Reagan era once again and be reminded of the delicate dance we enjoyed with the USSR.

  3. Larry says

    Great show. It is riveting. Everyone I know has been hooked on it. Suspenseful and intriguing. One of the best shows on TV.

  4. TJF says

    I get where they were going with this and the show had some watchable moments….overall it is very well done, but a bit too low-key for me.

    I guess I am the type who prefers more action, like the Bourne movies and Burn Notice.

    I watched about six episodes but that was it. Good acting, good casting and overall an intelligent drama, however, but not intense or fast moving enough for my tastes.

  5. Teresa says

    I love this show! Another smartly written show with great acting and suspense from FX. Please please please do not cancel this show!!!!!

  6. L. K. says

    I think this program is very good. Just enough suspense to keep you guessing and intrested. I have not missed an episode. Can not wait to see next weeks episode. In my opinion, this program should get a five star rating. Keep going.

  7. Henry says

    Great show! I have been waiting for something new and exciting to come out.
    The writing is very good and having a degree in soviet history I can say this show has done a very good job so far and I am very impressed.

  8. dkastava says

    Love, love, love this show. Acting and storyline are terrific. I can’t wait till Wednesday! I have all my family and friends watching and they feel the same way!!! Keep this show going!

  9. Kevin says

    I think it is trash tv and turned it off 10 min into the show. I couldn’t continue on in good conscience after the scenes of felatio and rape of a teenage girl while her father walked away all within the first 10 min. Male american tv executives should be very proud of what they put on prime time viewing. Just trash. I’ve had enough of all of it…

    • S says

      Completely disagree with the poster above although he has the right to watch (or not watch) whatever he chooses. Just my opinion, but I appreciated the great use of tension and the intriguingly complex relationship between the show’s leads. Obviously this one won’t be for everyone, but I for one am glad that this appears to be something unique instead of another boring run-of-the-mill procedural.

      P.S. There is no “rape of a teenage girl while her father walked away” in this episode at all.

    • bg says

      That was not her father and it was not shown in the first 10 min. If memory recalls, it was the second half of the episode.

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