Several million people tuned in to FX last night to find out if O.J. Simpson would be found Guilty or Not Guilty of the most famous double homicide in U.S. history. We won’t spoil it for you.
What TheWrap will tell readers is that “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” jumped 18 percent week over week, closing to a rounded 3.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. In doing so, the drama was second on cable only to Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File.”
(We should note that last night’s “Kelly File” was a special election edition of the show, with Bret Baier co-hosting and covering the incoming Wis. results.)
Tuesday’s “O.J.” season finale, closing the first run of the anthological series, earned a 1.3 rating in the key 18-49 demographic — also a rise of 18 percent.
Last week, the penultimate Season 1 episode drew 2.8 million viewers, finishing third at the time. CNN’s Town Hall and an HGTV “Fixer Upper” episode did better. In the key demo, last Tuesday’s episode had a 1.1 rating.
FX does not share its Live + Same Day ratings. The network prefers to wait until three-day delayed viewing numbers are in.