Walking Dead spin-off draws record audience

Fear the Walking Dead” is a spinoff series of the hit show “The Walking Dead” but although both shows tackle the existence of zombies in the world the difference with the spinoff is in the setting.


For a first episode, the companion series has broken the US cable TV record after it attracted 10.1 million viewers, the network revealed. It’s an interesting selection for a debut clip, though considering the return is nearly guaranteed to (once again) shatter ratings records, they could show Daryl Dixon reading the phonebook and still be doing fine. The premiere of Raising the Bar saw 7.7 million viewers in 2008.

The following day will see the channel premiere the acclaimed drama “Rectify” from the producers of “Breaking Bad“, while it will also feature exclusive UK television premieres of top films, including Only God Forgives starring Ryan Gosling, The Beaver with Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson and Shelter starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

The episode delivered 6.3 million adults in the 18-to-49 demographic many advertisers prefer to reach.

The premiere had more total viewers than any of the 22 episodes in The Walking Dead’s first and second seasons. Set in Los Angeles, the prequel focuses on a group of characters in the early days of the zombie apocalypse.

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.


This excellent start speaks for itself, but an entire season of Fear the Walking Dead remains to be seen.

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