Cable Ratings: The Strain Premieres Well, Masters of Sex Down
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.15.2014
FX has another hit on their hands...
Looks like people are catching The Strain. (I'm sorry, the pun was too easy to pass up.) TV By The Numbers reports that FX's new vampire series scored 2.99 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the 18 - 49 demographic, giving the network its best series premiere of the year thus far. By comparison, Tyrant launched with 2.1 million viewers and Fargo debuted with 2.7 million.
Meanwhile, True Blood won the night among cable shows with a 1.7 demo rating and 3.23 million viewers, essentially even with last week's 1.7 and 3.2 million. Ray Donovan anhd Masters of Sex both premiered down from last year's openers; Ray Donovan 1.2 million viewers was down 14% from both the series premiere and season one finale while Masters of Sex's 825,000 was down 17% from the series premiere and 30% from the season one finale.