This FX series saw big drops in the ratings in seasons two and three but the cable channel keeps renewing The Americans anyway. Will the numbers continue to fall in season four? Will this critically-acclaimed drama be allowed to end on its own schedule? Cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned.
Taking place in the 1980s, The Americans revolves around the lives and secret work of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) — two Soviet KGB officers who are posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Others in the cast include Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Alison Wright, Lev Gorn, Costa Ronin, Richard Thomas, Margo Martindale, and Frank Langella.
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For comparisons: The third season of The Americans averaged a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.08 million viewers.
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