UPDATE: More ratings results have come in, and American Horror Story is now the most-watched series premiere in FX history in Adults 18-34. When the "Live +7" (live viewers plus DVR users) are released, AHS could also overtake The Shield as the highest-rated FX premiere in all demos. Translation: Scary big!
Big names. Big hype. Big Glee genes.
Big cable ratings, too.
Here's the tale of American Horror Story's premiere night:
Overall, the show averaged an estimated 4.2 million viewers, a number that rivaled, if not surpassed, the audiences of some of the night's broadcast-network competition, including the just-canceled Free Agents.
American Horror Story is the latest series from Glee cocreators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.