Snowfall Premieres to Solid Ratings
3.23 Million Total Viewers In Live+3 For Premiere Telecast, Two Encores and Digital Viewing
Among The Top 5 Basic Cable Series Premieres Year-To-Date In Key Demos
LOS ANGELES - July 10, 2017 - Snowfall, FX's new drama series, premiered to solid ratings that put it among the top-five rated new cable drama series premieres of 2017 in several key demos.
On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast (7/5/17, 10:00-11:20 PM) delivered 1.30 million Adults 18-49 and 2.24 million Total Viewers. Adding in two encore telecasts for the night and digital viewership, Snowfall received 3.23 million Total Viewers.
Of the 30 cable drama series premieres year-to-date, the premiere telecast of Snowfall ranked in the Top 5 in Adults 18-49 (#4), Adults 18-34 (#4) and Adults 25-54 (#5).
Snowfall returns this Wednesday at 10 PM ET/PT on FX with Episode 2: "Make Them Birds Fly." Franklin struggles with the reality of his new enterprise. Teddy's distrust of Alejandro escalates. Gustavo confronts his new partners. Written by Dave Andron & Eric Amadio & John Singleton; directed by Adil Erbi & Bilall Fallah.
Created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner.
Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 90 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Taboo, Legion and Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD: Bette and Joan and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy(R) Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy and Justified. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network.