Even though the broadcast season is now upon us, we don’t want to use that as an excuse to stop sharing Cable Ratings! We’ll continue to do this in the weeks to come, but the focus this time around is on Mayans MC, Shameless, and also American Horror Story.
Let’s start things off here with Mayans, which withstood more competition on Tuesday night than it has for the bulk of the entire season to date. It certainly did feel it in the numbers, given that in terms of live viewing alone, the episode delivered a 0.6 rating and a little bit over 1.5 million viewers. At least in terms of live viewing, these are the smallest totals that we’ve seen for the show so far.
The good news here, though, remains that FX tends to be more reliant on DVR viewing than almost any other cable network out there, and we are still hopeful for the series’ future because of that.
As for American Horror Story… – This is a series that has routinely suffered over the years from drops in the numbers from one season to the next, and it certainly is not any exception this time around. This past episode drew a 0.9 rating, the lowest of the season so far, and around 1.95 million viewers. Interestingly, though, this season is still up on the season 7 average, so if it can keep most of its number moving forward there is a positive story that can be taken from this.
Finally, Shameless – With Emmy Rossum leaving this season, we’ve always felt like the show is a little bit more unpredictable. To date, the live numbers have been down — we don’t think it has to do with Emmy’s exit so much as a polarizing eighth season and more and more viewers flocking away from watching TV live. Sunday’s episode generated a little more than 1.04 million viewers, but DVR ratings really matter here more than anything else.
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