FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ is cable’s most-watched new show of 2016, boasts 259 billion ‘views’

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“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” ended its run as cable’s most-watched new show of 2016, averaging 12.6 million total viewers across all linear and non-linear platforms. The hit series has also amassed 143.9 million hours of time spent viewing, or 8.63 billion minutes, so far. In a nod to the arbitrary way leading digital platforms count their “views,” FX Networks provides the conversion: “And for those who are wowed by exploding watermelons, other online video phenomena and the sheer enormity of the digital metric – a ‘view’ – ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ has delivered the equivalent of 259 billion (with a B) views AND counting!”

The 10-episode series, which ended April 5, ranks in the top 10 programs in all of television in the adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 demographics. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” also finished as FX Networks’ most-watched new show ever.

Read FX Networks’ press release to learn more about the historic viewing numbers for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”