I watched most of the first season of American Horror Story. While I initially found it intriguing, eventually I tired of it because there was no possibility of hope, no character I really liked. A few episodes before the end of the season, I gave up watching it. It was too much like a descent into hell. My husband watched until the end, but I got the impression he did so only because he had invested the time and wanted to know how it came out.
It wouldn't surprise if the ratings went down this season.