[TV] 7.8 Million People Watched “American Horror Story: Coven”!

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FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” launched Wednesday night to the anthology franchise’s biggest audience ever, reports EW.

The debut was seen by 5.5 million viewers, up 44 percent from last year’s “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

The episode also delivered a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 — up roughly 90 percent from last fall and topping everything on broadcast last night except ABC’s “Modern Family.” If you add the show’s first encore, “AHS” had a total of 7.8 million.

Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

The third season features cast of regulars and new recruits including Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Alexandra Breckenridge, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti Lupone, and Denis O’Hare.

  • anthonyd1

    Awesome news!!! I loved it. I cannot wait to see where this seasons go. All of the characters are so interesting

  • This-is-Beetle

    Hopefully we see more of Lily Rabe.

  • djblack1313

    this first ep was pretty decent overall. not great but very decent. the issue i have with season 2 and what appears to be going on (hopefully not) with this new season is Murphy & company cram so much/so many events into the premiere eps (of both season 2 & 3). it’s like it’s already at a decibel of 100 on a sound system that has a max limit of 150 (forgive the bad analogy! LOL).

    what i loved SO much about season 1 is the story seemed to take it’s time and just unfold naturally. season 2 pretty much started on decibel 130 (and not in a good way).

    that being said, i’m hopeful that i end up loving this season or at least most of it.

    • This-is-Beetle

      Season 1 is my favorite. There was something just something about it, and after 2 years I can pop in the blu ray and still feel the same way when watching it as I did when it first premiered. Love it. Guess it was the novelty.

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    Good news to hear! Hoping to see more of Lily Rabe, and Angela Bassett in the future. And more Emma Roberts, she was awesome last night.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Hell yeah! It definitely deserves all of the views. Loved the first episode and I’m so excited for the rest of the season. I’m hoping Emma Roberts’ character dies soon, maybe by the hands of Queenie. That’d be great. Loved when The Supreme flung her ass to the wall. XD Jessica Lange is fantastic. Most of the cast is great. Very happy to see Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett. I’m also loving Sarah Paulson’s new character this season. I can already tell this is going to be my favorite season.

  • Polsdofer

    Eh i’m just not as excited about season 3 as i was for season 1, regardless ill watch it when it comes out on netflix.

  • Vampire_Mistress

    I absolutely loved Season 1! I am about half way through Season 2 now, just got it yesterday. Is there a channel to watch Season 3 on Bell? I can’t seem to find it so I doubt it lol looks like I will be waiting another year to see Season 3…..f**k!! lol

  • CHROMExSKULL

    First episode was fantastic!! I am really excited for this season, great show.

  • Resident-Zombie

    Loving this season a lot more than season 2 so far, and Kathy Bates is just the icing on the cake for me!! I’m more interested in the 3 veteran ladies than the younger cast though, their story just seems more interesting.