Film & TV

Fear the Walking Dead Opens Up to Massive Ratings, Top Cable Series Launch Ever

AMC’s new series, Fear the Walking Dead, opened up to massive, record-setting ratings of its own on Sunday night. Without a doubt, this companion series to “The Walking Dead” has been anticipated greatly ever since the latter has been in production.

Nielsen has estimated that “Fear the Walking Dead” has become the #1 rated cable series launch with a viewership of about 10.1 million viewers. About 6.3 million of these were adults in the age group of 18-49. Based on these numbers, it has surpassed TNT’s ‘Raising the Bar’ which registered almost 7.7 million viewers in 2008.

Lexi Johnson as Gloria - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Justin Lubin/AMC

Lexi Johnson as Gloria – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Justin Lubin/AMC

AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ held the record for the 18-49 demographic with about 4.4 million viewers earlier this year. It must also be said that AMC now has three out of five top cable launches of all times. The Walking Dead ranks in at fifth place.

In terms of both total viewers as well as those in the 18-49 demographic, Sunday’s premiere literally outrated all of the 22 episodes from both season one and two of The Walking Dead. The third season registered a 5.8 demo rating and 10.87 million total viewers.

Apart from this, a special ‘Talking Dead’ that led into the ‘Fear’ premiere had 4.9 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

Fear the Walking Dead is set in Los Angeles and also created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson during the time of the outbreak. The cast includes Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Ruben Blades.

Fear the Walking will air about six episodes in its first season while Season 2 is slated for 2016.

Related Posts

  • Why Novel Writers Have Trouble with their First Screenplay

    Article written by Herb Kimble. Your first screenplay, no matter who you are, is the hardest one to finish. Novel writers tend to struggle particularly hard for some reason. There is no exact science to the creative pursuits, but there are rules to scriptwriting that can trip up new writers. Here are some of the…

  • How Bob Harper turned his heart attack into a positive experience

    Bob Harper understands how life can change in the blink of an eye. Although Harper was living a so-called healthy lifestyle and followed an exercise routine, the Biggest Loser coach had a heart attack. The heart attack that affected Harper, was so strong it could have killed him on the spot. A year later after…

  • 4 Popular Hollywood Sex Tapes

    It’s hard to imagine that Hollywood would entertain sex tapes since this would mean non-professionals making profits from the business they’re in – but you’d be surprised. In fact, Hollywood can’t get enough. That said, here are 4 popular Hollywood sex tapes: #1: JLo Not everyone knows that JLo had a sex tape. Actually, it…

Archives