"American Horror Story: Asylum," the second season of the FX series, brought the scares and the viewers. The premiere, which aired on Wed., Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. ET, performed impressively in the ratings with a total of 3.85 million viewers.

"American Horror Story: Asylum" was the No. 1 program in its timeslot in the 18-34 adult demographic with a 1.78 rating, beating out ABC Connie Britton vehicle "Nashville," CBS' stalwart "CSI" and NBC's new series "Chicago Fire," according to FX. The show was No. 2 in the key 18-49 demo behind "CSI," but still ahead of "Nashville" and "Chicago Fire."

"Asylum" performed better than any single telecast of the first installment of "American Horror Story," upping its biggest episode, the finale, which boasted 3.22 million viewers in total.

For more on "American Horror Story: Asylum," check out HuffPost TV's interview with Evan Peters, the 10 reasons why you should watch (even if you weren't a Season 1) and Maureen Ryan's review.

"American Horror Story: Asylum" airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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