This year, there’s no need to worry whether The Americans TV show on FX will be cancelled or renewed. Whatever happens with the ratings in season six, the showrunners made a creative decision to end the Cold War spy saga, quite some time ago, and when FX last renewed it, the renewal was for a sixth and final season. So, why track the ratings? Well, it keeps us off the streets, where we might fall prey to Russian spies. Also, it gives us a good benchmark against which to measure other FX TV series. Now, we’re just left to wonder whether there will be a sequel or revival of The Americans someday, so stay tuned.
An FX espionage drama, the sixth and final season of The Americans stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Noah Emmerich, Lev Gorn, Costa Ronin, and Brandon J. Dirden. The story centers on Soviet secret agents Elizabeth (Russell) and Philip Jennings (Rhys), who entered into their KGB-arranged marriage for the sake of the job, but somewhere along the way, fell in love. As season six kicks off, their neighbor, FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Emmerich), still has not discovered their true identities, yet he and his former partner, Agent Dennis Aderholt (Dirden), remain their biggest threat. With Reagan in the Oval Office and Gorbachev in power in the Soviet Union, the times, they are a-changing. Meanwhile, Oleg Burov (Ronin) is back in action, and Philip and Elizabeth could end up on opposite sides.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: The fifth season of The Americans averaged a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an average total audience of 758,000 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.
What do you think? Do you like The Americans TV show? Is it ending at the right time? If it were up to you, would FX cancel or renew The Americans for season seven?