On 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 Hernández, 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.
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?