It’s official! Feud: Bette and Joan has delivered FX’s Most-Watched Program Premiere since The People V OJ Simpson.
On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast of FEUD: Bette and Joan (Sunday, March 5) and two encore telecasts delivered 5.17 million Total Viewers, the highest since the premiere of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on February 2, 2016 (12 million Total Viewers for premiere telecast and two encores).
The premiere telecast of FEUD: Bette and Joan (10 PM-11:12 PM, 3/5/17) exceeded the premiere telecasts of the new FX series Legion by 16% (3.8 million vs. 3.27 million) and Taboo by 11% (3.8 million vs. 3.43 million) in Total Viewers on a Live+3 basis.
FEUD: Bette and Joan received a Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh score of 91% and a Metacritic score of 81 for universal acclaim.
In case you’ve missed out on FX’s top new show, Ryan Murphy recaptures classic Hollywood glam as he tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.
Episode 2 airs this Sunday. Here’s your sneak look: