Last night marked the premiere of the second season of FX's creepy anthology series American Horror Story. The season, titled "Asylum," kicked off with the well-received season premiere, "Welcome to Briarcliff," which introduced viewers to the show's new location: a 1960s east coast sanitarium, headed up by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and populated with plenty of quite insane patients (and administrators). The series also introduced reporter Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson), who hopes to expose the sadistic tactics of the asylum.
So how did American Horror Story: Asylum stack up in the ratings? Exceptionally well, as it turns out. "Welcome to Briarcliff" brought the series is best ratings yet, clocking in with 3.85 million viewers, with 2.8 million of those from the much-coveteted 18-49 demographic.
That's a step up from the best-rated episode of American Horror Story's first season, "Afterbirth," which only nabbed 3.22 million viewers.
If American Horror Story: Asylum keeps doing this well with viewership, we will very likely see another scary, unrelated outing in the anthology series in the form of a third season.
What did you think of "Welcome to Briarcliff?" Are you hooked on Asylum, or are you gong to need some convincing?
The next episode of American Horror Story: Asylum, titled "Tricks and Treats," will air next Wednesday, October 24, on FX. Will you be tuning in?