In the second season of The Americans, the ratings dropped 25-32%. Fortunately, FX renewed the series for a third year anyway. Will the ratings rise this time around or will they fall? Will the show be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? We’ll have to wait and see.
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, Susan Misner, Alison Wright, Richard Thomas, and Lev Gorn.
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.
3/31 update: FX has renewed The Americans for a fourth season for 2016.
Final season averages: 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.08 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The second season of The Americans averaged a 0.5 rating in the demo with 1.34 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like The Americans TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?
Being interested in current events and following what’s going on in the world, I really enjoy this series. Being a senior, what happened during the Cold War was important to me, and this series certainly makes one think. Not only making the “spies” seem so Americanized, but wondering if there are things like this happening today. With the entire world in such a mess, not really knowing who are enemies, one can only imagine what could be. It’s interesting, suspenseful and thought provoking. I’ll continue to watch as long as it’s on.
Renew The Americans…great great show
I was very upset when my DirecTV genie, in playing back the recorded series finale, stopped 5 minutes before the end. It showed that it had another five minutes to go but it stopped short ending with do you want to delete or do not delete this program. It makes me wonder whether some tech savvy demon at FX or DIRECTV did that purposely. The FX now app no longer has the episodes so now I will pay the $2 to see the last five minutes they deprived me of seeing.
How are the ratings on this series so low?????? This series is sooooo good. I found it on my Amazon Prime after someone told me about it and really like it. I sit here mesmerized how these stories are so well entwined with the other and think “masterful” writing. I do not believe many people have even heard of T A, or they too would be watching this show. Thank you to those who continue to invest your time and energy in this series.
Excellent review! Thanks, Deborah. On Wednesday nights, I stop whatever I’m doing to watch this show.
Could someone tell me what happened during last two shows. Recorder failed.
Hey Mack, read all about it in the fan recap blog:
I missed the last 2 episodes and my recorder failed to work
Could someone tell me what happened? Need help!
I love this show. However, I watch it online after it got shown on TV. Sorry, I don’t have cable. Maybe the online viewing should be measured too.
some of it is
Love this show, the characters are very well developed and the acting is just superb. The Americans represents the pinnacle of television today. Please don’t cancel this excellent show, please.
The Americans is a great show and I am thrilled Fox has renewed the series for a 4th season. Rhys and Russell and terrific and the historical significance of the series is important for the Millennials to learn and understand. FDR and his top advisor Harry Hopkins traded a war with Nazi Germany,in hindsight,especially after 1943, a less threatening foe, for a 45 year arms race that changed the world;some would argue,making it a worse place ,than it would have been if we had joined a Germany,minus Hitler, and limited Soviet aggression. Churchill, given his hatred for Hitler,at least showed… Read more »
My wife and I love the series please do not cancel it is very realistic and a great era of our country
I love this show. Just because the number of viewers went down doe not mean that fx should cancel the show. I people would keep watching even when it seems boring they would love it. Every “boring” scene or episode is setting up different things to happen. It is by far the best show on tv. When I watch it I feel like I’m there back in the 80’s doing some work. The background music is great too. Fx should not cancel this show.