FX Show Mayans MC the Highest Rated New Cable Series of 2018

A spinoff of FX’s hit biker drama Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC debuted September 4 and quickly established itself as the most popular new cable TV show of the year so far. Building on the previous show’s property and a largely Latin cast appealing to the underserved Hispanic TV audience, Mayans MC had an audience of 2.8 million adults 18-49, higher than Sons of Anarchy at its 2008 premier.

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The episode was the most-watched drama series premiere on FX since 2016’s “The People vs. OJ Simpson.” And 19% of the premiere’s viewers were Hispanic (the average for English-language cable scripted series is 10%).

With its record-breaking premiere, “Mayans MC” showed that despite the binge-watching revolution and the rise of streaming services like Netflix (and the cord cutters that have come with them), cable dramas still have a place in television, since there are plenty (literally millions) of people who will watch them live on air.

Critics, however, were less enthusiastic about “Mayans MC,” giving it a 67% score on Rotten Tomatoes (it has an 81% audience score on the site.)

“Mayans MC” airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on FX.

FX is available on Spectrum cable TV in areas where the show will be particularly popular—the Southern and Central California towns where the show takes place.

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