Delivering 10.1 million viewers in the United States, it took the crown as most-watched series debut in cable TV history for total viewers and all key demographics, the AMC network said.
is starting to specialize in scoring huge numbers in the spinoff game.
This premiere earned AMC a new ratings record.
It was a slow burn (a little too slow for my tastes), but that didn’t stop a record-setting 10.1 million viewers and an eye-popping 6.3 rating among adults 18-49. The prequel to “Walking Dead” is about a family in Los Angeles during the early stages of the zombie apocalypse. “Fear the Walking Dead” has already been renewed for its 2 season and with an order of 15 episodes and is set for a 2016 release date.
Fear’s numbers may look impressive, but nothing seems to be able to beat the original.
The supersized premiere episode first showed a scene in which Nick, who passed out in an abandoned church, woke up and began looking for his female friend, Gloria.
In the press release, Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV, says, “It is increasingly hard to evaluate a show’s success on night one”.
The Walking Dead’s sixth season debuts October 11 on AMC.
“Fear the Walking Dead” had almost double the viewers of the top scripted drama on network television, CBS’ “Zoo”, which was seen by 5.85 million last week. “None of it is possible without the fans, whose passion leads to these remarkable results”.
Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con global, for “The Walking Dead“, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Although with five more episodes this season and fifteen the next, there is more than enough time for his character to develop into a stronger person, maybe even in the character development stylings of Heisenberg from “Breaking Bad“.
“Fear The Walking Dead” is a spin off of “The Walking Dead” and it stars Frank Dillane, Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, and Lorenzo James Henrie.