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‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Premiere Draws 3.6 Million Viewers

FX's Jan. 17 premiere of its drama series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story drew 3.6 million total viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, the network said Tuesday.

The premiere ratings for the series, which chronicles the events that led up to the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, ranking it in the top five among  cable series premieres in 2017, and in the top 10 among  cable series premiering since 2016, according to FX.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace series premierealso drew 1.5 million adults 18-49 in live+3 ratings, making it the most watched drama/limited series premiere on the network since the February 2017 premiere of Legion.

Overall, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premiere drew 5.5 million viewers across the premiere telecast and three encores in Live+3 and on digital platforms, said network officials.

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