FX had a big cable ratings win this past week, with “People vs. O.J. Simpson,” the first installment of its “American Crime Story” series about true crime from Ryan Murphy. It scored 2.481 million Live+SD average viewers Tuesday night in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen’s look at cable ratings for the week of 2/1-2/7. Meanwhile, other series we’re used to seeing in the top 10 for 18-49s were present: VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop” (1.796 million average Live+SD 18-49s) and Discovery’s “Gold Rush” (1.643 million). WWE’s Raw, also a frequent player, made the top 10 at the 8, 9 and 10 o’clock hours on Monday. Also on Monday, politics made an appearance, with 1.333 million average Live+SD watching CNN’s Iowa Caucuses. Newcomer to the top 10 was History’s “Curse of Oak Island,” which got 1.314 million average viewers. Check out the full chart below. (Source: Nielsen)

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