American Horror Story is a horror anthology television series that was produced in the United States for the cable television network FX by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
The show frequently brings in strong ratings for the FX network, with its first season becoming the most-watched new cable series of 2011.
Here are the ratings of the 10 Seasons Ranked position.
1. Season 1: Murder House
Murder House established the tone for the macabre anthology series, and it was the best season to date. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk captivated the audience with family strife, restless spirits, a latex costume, inquisitive neighbors, and the glitz of Los Angeles.
In addition, we met for the first time some of the show’s major stars, including Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and others.
The season follows a therapist as he relocates his family to the city of angels to escape his infidelity and recover from his wife’s miscarriage. Dr. Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), his wife Vivien (Connie Britton), and their daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) move into a spooky, eclectic home, only to discover that they are not alone, as spirits of prior residents wander the property.
The family quickly discovers that their new home will not provide the fresh start they were hoping for.
2. Season 3: Coven
Excellent fashion? What about New Orleans? A coven of formidable witches? What’s to dislike? The third season of American Horror Story follows a coven of misunderstood Salem witches at Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies.
The group consists of A-listers Emma Roberts, Lily Rabe, Gabourey Sidibe, and Taissa Farmiga, under the direction of Sarah Paulson as teacher Cordelia Foxx. Cordelia struggles to lead her coven when her mother Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) returns to control the coven as Supreme Witch and mend their relationship.
The Salem witch trials, Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett), and serial killer Delphine LaLaurie are among the real-life events and figures that inspired this season of American Horror Story (Kathy Bates). Coven is hardly a jump-scare horror film, but it is intriguing, serves up campy drama, and gives significant Halloween inspiration.
3. Season 8: The Apocalypse
As it explores the world following a nuclear holocaust triggered by the antichrist, the eighth season of American Horror Story links the two best seasons: Murder House and Coven (along with scenes from Hotel). The first few episodes center on a group of brand-new characters who were randomly selected to survive the nuclear explosion.
Eventually, the season 3 coven (Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, and Frances Conroy) is called back to reverse the end of the world and stop Michael Langdon (Cody Fern), who disguises himself as a strong warlock in order to blend in.
4. Season 6: Roanoke
Roanoke receives much criticism, but if you enjoy true crime, this season is for you. This chapter of AHS is influenced by true-crime docudramas as it reenacts the events of a married couple relocating to North Carolina.
Shelby (Lily Rabe) and Matt Miller (André Holland) relocate into an old, rural, lonely residence. They soon find that the house has a twisted history, as it was constructed in the same spot where over 100 Roanoke Island colonists vanished in the 1500s.
Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. portray the Millers in reenactments as they relate their story. Later in the season, the cast, along with the actual Millers, return to the house for a reunion-style special in which things take a sinister turn.
Roanoke is nonetheless intriguing and features an all-star ensemble, including Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Lady Gaga, and Angela Bassett, despite being distinct from prior AHS seasons.
5. Season 7: Cult
Following the historic 2016 election, Cult demonstrates that real life can be just as terrifying as television. Released in 2017, when many Americans were still digesting the Trump presidency, the season is set in the fictional Michigan town of Brookfield Heights and focuses on a lesbian pair, Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) and Ivy (Alison Pill), as they attempt to adjust to life after the election.
As Ally becomes increasingly unstable, an alt-rightist named Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) celebrates Trump’s victory and establishes a cult of nefarious followers that help him become a political leader in the already polarised city. In addition to scares, blood, and gore, this season of Cult exposes the true horror of what can occur when the wrong person is in charge.
This season also marks Billie Lourd’s introduction to the franchise.
6. Season 5: Hotel
The Hotel is the most unsettling of the AHS films, but it can be difficult to follow at times. The season focuses on the weird and lethal events that occur at the Hotel Cortez in downtown Los Angeles.
The facility, which was initially constructed as a torture dungeon, is managed by The Countess (Lady Gaga), the widow of serial killer James Patrick March, who was transformed into a vampire following a failed rendezvous with a former lover.
The bloodsucking fashionista uses the area to store an endless supply of human blood and to host avant-garde parties. The hotel becomes the focus of an investigation when a detective arrives seeking answers to a string of gruesome murders.
In addition to the plot, Hotel’s general visual will give you the chills with its blood-stained linens, black dripping faucets, and flickering lights. It’s rumored that it’s based on the true horror story of the Cecil Hotel, which makes the season much more terrifying.
7. Season 4: Freak Show
Freak Show appears to be about a group of underdogs attempting to realize their ambitions, but as viewers are well aware, no AHS season is so lighthearted. The season follows Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) as she battles to maintain her Jupiter, Florida, fair operating during the 1950s.
Mars is desperate to make her group famous, which consists of conjoined twin sisters (Sarah Paulson), a lady with three breasts (Angela Bassett), a woman with a beard (Kathy Bates), and others. As they attempt to recruit locals, a psychotic clown begins to wreak havoc on the village.
Similar to Hotel, Freak Show has an all-star cast and an intriguing plot, but it tends to drag on and its conclusion lacks closure.
8. Season 9: 1984
If you enjoy classic slasher films, 1984 is your season. In 1984, Brooke Thompson (Emma Roberts) befriends a group and decides to join them as counselors at Camp Redwood, a newly restored summer camp with, of course, a dark background.
Margaret Booth (Leslie Grossman), a former camper who survived a serial killer’s attack on the camp years ago, greets the counselors upon their arrival.
In typical AHS flair, the season incorporates real-world aspects, such as serial killer Richard Ramirez’s fear. 1984 will keep you on the edge of your seat, but its multiplicity of storylines and diverse character perspectives can occasionally leave you bewildered.
9. Season 2: Asylum
Asylum chronicles the patients and staff members of the Massachusetts mental asylum Briarcliff Manor, located in an unnamed town. The institution was established to treat and house criminally ill individuals.
Kit Walker (Evan Peters) is introduced to the institution after being accused of being the serial killer “Blood Face” after the disappearance of his wife Alma (Britne Oldford). He asserts that aliens abducted her.
Asylum addresses social themes provides terror, and incorporates musical performances by Jessica Lange, despite its occasionally sluggish pace.
10. Season 10: Double Feature
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk chose to divide a season into two parts for the first time in AHS’s history. Part 1, named Red Tide, follows struggling author Harry Gardner (Finn Wittrock) and his pregnant wife Doris (Lily Rabe) as they travel to Provincetown, Massachusetts so that he can concentrate on his writing. There, he is given a mystery black pill that enables him to write better than ever before.
However, the medication also induces a craving for blood and only works on individuals with true talent. Doris transforms into a monster after taking the drug in an attempt to become a better interior designer (after having a baby).
Red Tide concludes abruptly when the pill reaches Los Angeles, despite the fact that the first few episodes have captivating performances from Rabe, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman, and others.
Death Valley brings Kaia Gerber to the franchise when she and a group of college students are abducted and pregnant by aliens on a camping trip. Later, it is revealed that their pregnancies had been planned for decades by former U.S. presidents under the command of aliens, who wished to save their own kind from extinction by establishing a new species.
While the topic of aliens is always a fascinating one to explore, Death Valley falls short due to its rushed conclusion and failure to explain what this new extraterrestrial species implies for human civilization.
Season 11: NYC
The eleventh season of the horror anthology television series American Horror Story on FX, which was produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and premiered on October 19, 2022, is titled “American Horror Story: NYC.” The identity of the season’s moniker, which was kept under wraps until the 29th of September, 2022, was revealed to be New York City.
According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the season has received an approval rating of 83%, based on a total of 6 reviews, with an average rating of 6.0/10.
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