It should be no surprise that the premiere of “The People V. O.J. Simpson:American Crime Story” caught the attention of many viewers. However this time, it was the remake of the infamous trial turned into a TV series that did it. The show stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as he plays the notorious O.J Simpson.
According to FX networks, the show pulled in big numbers on its first night, pulling in 5.1 million total viewers with rating of 2.0. Sources say this is the biggest watched series launch ever. The numbers came storming in and being compared to numbers for television shows such “American Horror Story’s first season Murder House,” which premiered to 3.2 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.
Among people watching the shows premier, was one of the former prosecutors, Marcia Cross who failed to convict Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend. Many may still remember the story as if it were yesterday, that’s just how big of a trial it was almost 20 years ago.
Now that FX has brought back this “American Tragedy” one can only wonder what old feelings came about for those that were apart of the famous trial. Marcia Cross visited the talk show The View where she shared her thoughts on the show. She said, “it’s really amazing. I can’t watch the way most people do, to me it’s reliving a nightmare.”
“The People V. O.J. Simpson” also stars Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, and David Shwimmer. It airs Tuesday’s at 10 p.m. on FX.