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The season premiere of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is officially the most-watched episode in FX history -- and the stellar ratings have earned the series a fifth season.

FX has released the numbers for the "Freak Show" season premiere's Live+3 ratings, and the episode has logged a whopping 13.36 million total viewers with encore runs factored in. Its first-run outing logged 10 million live viewers last week.

Obviously, FX was pretty pleased with that showing, which has officially knocked off previous champ "Sons of Anarchy," which set the network's single-episode record last month with 10.6 million views (9.25 million live) for its seventh season debut. But while the motorcycle drama is ending after this season, "AHS" will continue, with FX announcing that it's ordered a fifth season of the Ryan Murphy horror anthology series.

Season five of "American Horror Story" is set to debut one year from now, in October 2015. Entertainment Weekly writes that Murphy has offered fans hints at its theme during the first two episodes of "Freak Show."

[via: Deadline, Entertainment Weekly]

Photo credit: Michele K. Short/FX

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