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‘American Horror Story’ Has Solid Premiere

Maiden episode of Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk drama matches ”Nip/Tuck“ series premiere in crucial demographic

The much-hyped Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk drama "American Horror Story" had a solid premiere Wednesday night, FX said Thursday.

The premiere airing of the series scored a respectable 3.2 million total viewers, 2 million of them in the cherished adults 18-49 demographic.

When all three airings of the premiere are taken into account, the program took in just over 5 million total viewers, 3.2 million of them in the demo.

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To put those numbers in some perspective, "Horror" matched the series premiere of Murphy and Falchuk's last effort for FX, "Nip/Tuck," in the adults 18-49 demographic, and out-performed the series premiere of Sons of Anarchy" in the demo by 33 percent — and those series are the network's two most-watched series.

The series stars Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as a married couple going through relationship difficulty who move from Boston to Los Angeles in search of a fresh start, only to be plagued by seemingly supernatural occurrences in the home they've just purchased.