Fear The Walking Dead Ratings Score Record 10.1 Million Viewers
The premiere episode for AMC's Fear The Walking Dead is a smash hit as the first episode scored a cable record 10.1 million viewers.
To put the numbers in perspective, the first episode of The Walking Dead that aired back in October of 2010 manage 5.35 million viewers, and most recently AMC's first episode for Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff, netted 6.88 million viewers.
Fear The Walking Dead also managed to have 6.3 million viewers amongst the coveted adult 18-49 advertising demographic, which gave the show a 4.9 rating.
Fear The Walking Dead, similar to The Walking Dead, also managed to top the NFL's Sunday Night Football.
The Walking Dead franchise continues to prove itself as last season saw TWD's Season 5 opener scored a record-breaking 17.3 million viewers, with the Season 5 finale drawing 15.8 million viewers. Season 6 premiers October 11th.
"Fear The Walking Dead" Season 1 airs for six episodes Sundays on AMC starring Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and Mercedes Mason.
Fear The Walking Dead is described as a gritty drama living in the same universe as The Walking Dead that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
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