“The Americans continues be one of the best shows on television,” said Eric Schrier, Preisdent of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost have done a wonderful job delivering two seasons, and the performances from Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich are stellar. Fans will be blown away by the rest of this season, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next year.”
Season two of The Americans has been averaging 3.08 million viewers, 1.47 million of them in the 18-49 demo, in Live+7 ratings, declines of 9 and 14%, respectively. However, the show has been adding 130% in 18-49 and 109% in total viewers in this season’s Live+7’s, increases from season one’s 93% and 83% jumps.
Though The Americans has not been a breakout in live ratings for FX, the show’s first season was showered in critical adulation, earning a spot on AFI’s Programs of the Year for 2013, two Emmy nominations, four Broadcast Television Journalist Association (BTJA) award nominations, a record seven Television Critics Association (TCA) Award nominations, and a Writers Guild Award nomination for New Series.
The Americans airs Wednesdays at 10:00 on FX.
What do you hope to see from a third season of The Americans? How long do you think a show with a premise like this can sustain itself? Are there any historical events you’d like to see portrayed on the show, either as a plot point or something occurring in the background?