‘The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’ premiere expands in live+3 numbers

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We already knew that “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” had set the record for most-watched premiere for a series in FX history, but now that number has ballooned out even more with the live+3 data coming into play today.

In total, the network claims that 12 million people watched the first episode of the Cuba Gooding Jr. – John Travolta series over the course of the three days after it premiered across multiple platforms. Of those viewers, 6.1 million were in the 18-49 demographic. These are all numbers that further prove what many TV industry heads have already figured out right now: True crime is becoming more than just a trend. It’s a sensation.

One of the reasons why we feel like the ratings for this season are going to stay reasonably steady is because it’s not like there are any surprising twists coming up that are going to shock people. Everyone already knows the OJ Simpson trial really well. This is just a new presentation of it featuring popular actors. The numbers will likely decline a little thanks to natural viewer fatigue, but that’s probably about it.

This show is coming at a perfect time for FX as a whole, given that they’ve been trying to weather some recent programming-related storms as of late. Their ratings bastion in “Sons of Anarchy” has already ended, “American Horror Story” lost a ton of viewers during season 5, and “Justified” is no more. They’re in need of some more smash hits.

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