By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol
6:00 PM CST, February 1, 2013
If you weren't among the 4.7 million people who watched the Wednesday airings of FX's new spy thriller "The Americans," the network is making it available right here (and on Hulu and any other site that wants to embed it).
The 9 p.m. CT Wednesday premiere drew 3.22 million total viewers, and after combining that with encore airings Wednesday FX came up with the combined 4.7 million total viewers. The first airing outperformed the premiere of "American Horror Story" in total viewers (3.18 million) and "Sons of Anarchy" in adults 18-49 (1.55 million).
"We're very happy with premiere ratings for ‘The Americans' and, just as importantly, we're proud of the widespread critical acclaim the show has received," said John Landgraf, president and general manager of FX. "We have no doubt that when we get the Live+7 time-shifted ratings from last night, ‘The Americans' will rank among the best series debuts ever on FX. We're grateful to executive producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Graham Yost, and to our outstanding cast led by Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich, as well as the entire team behind this great show."
"The Americans" debuts new episodes at 9 p.m. CT Wednesdays on FX. Enjoy the premiere episode below.
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