October 13, 2011

THE SKED: Ratings No Horror For “Story”

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY held up quite well in its second airing last night with a 1.4 in 18-49s, dropping only about 15% from its premiere (even though it faced new competition from the return of USA’s PSYCH, which did a 1.0).

That’s may not be Walking Dead level success (the zombies did 2.4 in their second episode, and eventually got to a 3 for the season finale), but it probably means plenty more hours to come of crazily illogical, movie-referencing violence and general creepiness.  Can’t wait for the crossover with Glee!  

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."