There’s no need to wonder if American Crime Story will be cancelled just yet. The series has already been renewed for a fourth season on FX. The show’s second season, which aired in 2018, performed very well for the cable channel. How well will season three do in the ratings? Stay tuned.
A true-crime drama series, American Crime Story dramatizes a notable event in United States history in a self-contained season. Subtitled Impeachment, season three stars Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Judith Light, Beanie Feldstein, Clive Owen, Margo Martindale, Billy Eichner, Cobie Smulders, Edie Falco, Taran Killam, Colin Hanks, Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth Reaser, and Anthony Green. The story is based on the book titled A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President by Jeffrey Toobin which revolves around the President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal of the late 1990s and the ensuing impeachment of Clinton. The series tells the story through the eyes of the women at the center of the events — Monica Lewinsky (Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Paulson), and Paula Jones (Ashford).
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For comparisons: Season two of American Crime Story on FX averaged a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.22 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. Though other economic factors are involved, the higher-rated shows usually get renewed and the lower-rated ones get cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the American Crime Story TV series on FX? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?
I now understand why the GOP hate the Clintons. The Clintons can (and did) outplay them at every step, plus do it with aplomb and grace. HRC was 100% correct back then about the right wing conspiracy of bumblers gunning for them. (Emails didn’t sink her: these white males did.) This season was excellent, and Sarah Paulson will likely walk off with a big fat award. Edie Falco and Clive Owen were superb as well. I liked every single character. (And just look what the GOP has turned into, the fine upstanding professionals that they are: they’re going to bring… Read more »
The current series begs the question: What crime? Clinton was acquitted. Maybe the real crimes are the lame dialogs – chatty gossip by vapid women who don”t seem to ever do any work OR the ponderous pace likely due to having far too many hours for the air time allotted OR that Clinton apparently mesmerized anyone by a smile or a few words within 50 feet of him OR that his lechery was known by only a few, when, indeed his history with women not named Hillary started before he was even th AG of Arkansas. Only snowflakes and clueless… Read more »