Sarah Paulson, AHS Coven

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All wicked things must come to an end.

After 13 episodes of spells, scares and (many) deaths, American Horror Story: Coven closed the doors to Miss Robichaux's Academy for good on Wednesday, Jan. 29, and the episode delivered the FX franchise its highest-rated finale ever.

Coven's finale attracted 4.2 million viewers in its first airing, with 2.84 million in the adults 18-49 demo. Including its encore, the witchy drama scared up 5.8 million viewers and 3.88 million adults 18-49, according to FX.

And while "The Seven Wonders" beat out both Murder House and Asylum's finales, it still wasn't the franchises' highest-rated episode ever.

That honor still belongs to Coven's Oct. 9 season premiere, which brought in a record 5.54 million viewers with a 3.0 rating in the demo.

Coven has been the franchise's highest-rated miniseries yet, averaging 4 million viewers per episode (including DVR); season one averaged 2.8 million, while season two attracted an average of 2.5 million viewers.

FX has already renewed AHS for a fourth season, which will premiere in fall 2014.

"Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form," FX CEO John Landgraf said in a statement at the time. "What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Alexis Martin Woodall and the entire production team and cast responsible for the American Horror Story franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better."

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