'American Horror Story' Terrifies Record Viewership In First-Season Finale

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FX's supernatural thriller American Horror Story finished off its first season on a Nielsen high.
The Dec. 21 telecast averaged 3.22 million viewers, according to Nielsen data, up from the 3.2 million watchers that greeted the series during its Oct. 5 debut.
The first season finale, the show, starring Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott has been renewed for a second campaign, closed with a 1.7 rating among persons 18 to 49. That was up 0.3 points from its penultimate episode among the demo Madison Avenue covets most.