american horror story coven premiere ratings 'American Horror Story: Coven' premiere ratings best for the franchise to date“American Horror Story: Coven’s” witchy premiere conjured up the most-watched broadcast for the “AHS” franchise since its inception two years ago, earning 5.54 million total viewers and 3.87 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demo.

This is a gain of 44 percent in total viewers and 39 percent in the demo over the “American Horror Story: Asylum” premiere from October 2012. When the final Live+7 day data becomes available, the “Coven” premiere could be the most-watched program in FX history, as so far the premiere and its encore runs scored nearly 7.8 million viewers total and 5.4 million in adults 18-49.

The ratings also beat NBC’s “Ironside” episode and were nearly tied with ABC’s “Nashville,” but the 3.5 rating in adults 18-34 topped all broadcast competition in primetime on Wednesday night.

“American Horror Story: Coven” airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."