James Hibberd
January 24, 2013 AT 11:47 PM EST

FX’s American Horror Story closed out season two with fewer viewers than last year.

Wednesday night’s one-hour finale for the Asylum edition of the gothic scare-fest delivered 2.3 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. That viewership is down 28 percent from the first season closer.

AHS is renewed for a third season, with stars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson expected to return. Writer-producer Ryan Murphy tells EW that he expects the new season to be shot on location in three different cites. For more on the AHS finale (and some tidbits about season 3), check out Tim Stack’s extensive coverage here and here and here.

You May Like