‘American Horror Story’ Sets Ratings Record for FX, Renewed for Fifth Season

American Horror Story Freak Show – Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars 3
Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars in 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' [Image via AHS/Facebook]

Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars in ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ [Image via AHS/Facebook]

After American Horror Story ‘s latest premiere set records for FX, the network has renewed the anthology series for a fifth season .

Season five of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk ‘s creation will return in October 2015 with 13 episodes. Its theme and casting have not yet been announced.

AHS’ fourth installment, Freak Show , set records with its premiere last week as the most-watched telecast in FX history with 10 million total viewers, 6.54 million in adults 18-49 and 4.08 million among adults 18-34.

The record includes all programs with live-plus-seven-day delayed ratings, and topped the previous record holder, Sons of Anarchy .

“The American Horror Story anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track record of success in awards recognition,” said FX CEO John Landgraf. “With Ryan Murphy and his partners, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear at the helm, the show’s success is not surprising. AHS continues to deliver amazing stories, a brilliant troupe of actors led by Jessica Lange, and a visual style unlike any other on TV. With Nip/Tuck, Glee, The Normal Heart, and American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy has established himself as one of the most successful and prolific producers of this generation. We expect AHS: Freak Show and the next incarnation of AHS to further his legacy.”

The franchise has grown 148% in total viewers, 119% in the advertiser-coveted adults under 50 demo and 127% among adults 18-34.

FX has also picked up 10-episodes of Murphy’s new series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson .

Watch American Horror Story: Freak Show on Wednesdays at 10:00 pm ET/PT on FX.