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.

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

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