By James Hibberd
Updated October 13, 2011 at 10:15 PM EDT
Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FX

American Horror Story ratings? Yes, they went down, but not a scary amount (at least in the adult demo).

AHS slipped 14 percent among adults 18-49 to a 1.4 rating compared to its premiere last week. Among total audience, the decline was steeper — down 22 percent to 2.5 million viewers. You expect a second episode to typically drop between 8 and 14 percent, give or take, from its premiere.

Also Wednesday night, USA’s Psych returned to 3 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the demo. That’s pretty good; the drama rose 8 percent from its fall premiere last year.

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY, (from left): Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, 'Home Invasion', (Se

American Horror Story

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.

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