“Ryan, Brad and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping American Horror Story endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment,” said Landgraf. “The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans. AHS confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists. We thank the creators and their team, the cast and everyone who has continued to make AHS such an extraordinary series.”
The American Horror Story franchise has won 15 Emmy Awards and dominates FX’s top telecasts of all time. In the p18-34 demo, 12 of the top 15 most-watched FX telecasts in history are AHS telecasts.
The premiere episode of the sixth installment, AHS: Roanoke, is the third most-watched telecast in FX Networks history in Adults 18-34 (behind the premieres of AHS: Freak Show and AHS: Hotel); #5 in Adults 18-49; and #6 in Total Viewers. To date, the premiere of AHS: Roanoke has delivered a combined linear and non-linear audience of 13.01 million Total Viewers. In Live+3, through its first three episodes AHS: Roanoke is up 29% over the season average of the previous installment, AHS: Hotel, in Adults 18-49 (4.78 million vs. 3.70 million) and up +25% among Total Viewers (6.89 million vs. 5.52 million).
The fifth installment, AHS: Hotel, is coming off two recent Emmy wins, Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie.
American Horror Story: Roanoke airs Wednesday nights at 10 PM on FX.