Ratings: ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ Hits Series High With Season 2 Premiere

Season premiere of "American Horror Story: Asylum" beats out "Nashville" and "Chicago Fire"

Last Updated: October 18, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

"American Horror Story: Asylum" scared up some pretty good ratings with its premiere Wednesday night.

The FX drama and twisted brainchild of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk grabbed 3.9 million total viewers, with 2.8 million of them in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic, giving the show a 2.2 rating in the demo. That placed "American Horror Story: Asylum" behind its CBS timeslot competitor "CSI," but ahead of ABC's "Nashville" and "NBC's "Chicago Fire."

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 Wednesday night's premiere set a new high for the series, beating out any previous telecasts from the series' first season, and beating out the "American Horror Story" series premiere last year in the demo by 37 percent and by 21 percent in total viewers.