Mayans M.C., the new outlaw biker drama from FX Networks, premiered to the best ratings of any new cable series this year in every major demographic, FX said on Monday. The Mayans M.C. ratings make it the most-watched cable series premiere of 2018 in the key demos.
On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast of Mayans M.C. (Tuesday, 9/4, 10 p.m.-11:37 p.m.) delivered 2.8 million Adults 25-54, 2.5 million Adults 18-49, and 1 million Adults 18-34. The telecast was also was cable’s highest-rated drama series premiere in Adults 18-49 since January 2016.
In all, the Mayans M.C. premiere generated 6.8 million Total Viewers for its premiere telecast, three encores and digital streaming through Sunday, September 9. This figure does not yet include VOD viewing and will also continue to increase with additional delayed-viewing.
The premiere of Mayans M.C. exceeded the premiere of Sons of Anarchy by +46% in Adults 18-49 (2.5 million vs. 1.7 million) and +64% in Total Viewers (4.6 million vs. 2.8 million).
The Mayans M.C. premiere also represents FX’s most-watched series premiere since the February 2016 premiere of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.
In addition, 19% of Mayans M.C.‘s premiere audience was Hispanic — the highest composition of any FX Networks series premiere (comparatively, 10% is the norm for all English-language Cable Scripted Series Premieres in 2018). Featuring a predominantly Hispanic cast, the premiere was also FX’s second most-watched series premiere ever among Hispanic viewers in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, behind only The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Mayans M.C. returns tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX) with episode 2 – “Escorpion/Dzec.” The Mayans seek answers from a local crew as the Galindo worlds north and south of the border collide. The episode was written by Kurt Sutter and directed by Norberto Barba.
Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp. The series also stars Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, and Danny Pino. Recurring stars include Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, Vincent Rocco Vargas, Maurice Compte, Gino Vento, Tony Plana and Ada Maris.
Mayans M.C. was co-created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. The series is executive produced by Sutter and Barba, with James as Co-Executive Producer. The 10-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.