American Horror Story: Coven Conjures Up Record Ratings

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American Horror Story: Coven scared up a record number of viewers last night.

The third installment of this unique FX series area 5.54 million viewers, more than double the previous high (3.85 million) for this Ryan Murphy-created scarefest.

American Horror Story: Coven Art Work

The Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates-anchored opener also garnered 3.8 million viewers among the advertiser-friendly demographic of 18-49-year olds, another record for the program.

Did you tune in for the premiere? What did you think? Prepare for more New Orelans-based craziness next Wednesday at 10/9c.

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American Horror Story Quotes

I am the queen of every hive. I am the fire on every hill. I am the shield over every head. I am the spear of battle. Who but I am both the tree and the lightning that strikes it?

The Butcher

We have two selves. One the world needs us to be, compliant, and the shadow. Ignore it and life is forever suffering.

Countess [to Liz]