Has FX’s ‘American Crime Story’ Run Out of Juice After ‘Impeachment’ Ratings Letdown?

Ratings for Monica Lewinsky-focused series are half that of ”Versace“ and much, much lower than ”The People v. O.J. Simpson“

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TV viewers are not voting with their eyeballs for FX’s “Impeachment: American Crime Story.” The much-hyped saga of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky’s frenemy relationship with whistleblower Linda Tripp that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s has not generated nearly as big an audience as predecessors “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

Through its first eight episodes (of 10), “Impeachment” is averaging 1.398 million total viewers. That counts three days of delayed viewing, which mostly refers to DVR catchup. We’re not including this past Tuesday’s episode, the penultimate one for the anthology’s Season 3, because we do not yet have delayed viewing statistics.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio