When it comes to record views, The Walking Dead is no stranger. So it should come to no one’s surprise that the Fear The Walking Dead premiere. Fear The Walking Dead got 10.1 million viewers to turn on their TV’s to witness the beginning of the end of civilisation. 6.3 million of these viewers were adults between 18 to 49 advertising demographic, which gave the show a 4.9 rating.
Let’s put that into perspective: the first episode of The Walking Dead that aired back in October 2010 accumulated 5.35 million viewers, and most recently AMC’s first episode for Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad-spinoff, netted 6.88 million viewers.
Hope you got your eyeful Sunday.
Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama 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.
Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 airs for six episodes Sundays on AMC starring Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and Mercedes Mason. Season 2 is set to have 15 episodes to air in 2016.