Fear the Walking Dead hits a record for cable shows
Fear the Walking Dead hit a record this season, becoming the highest-rated cable show in their first season. The numbers don’t lie, according to Deadline, that the AMC series averaged 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million adults 18-49 and 7.2 million adults 25-54 in its six-episode season, tallying three days of time-shifted viewing.
In all of TV shows, it ranked 3rd in first season shows, coming behind Fox’s Empire and NBC’s first iteration of Heroes. And with that news, AMC will have Chris Hardwick working twice as much, as The Talking Dead will cover both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead as its aftershow.
“When we set out to launch a companion series to the #1 show on television, there were truly many things to fear, beyond ‘Fear’ itself. To see this show stand alone, break through and set records as a unique piece of storytelling is very gratifying and a tribute to great creative talent,” Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, said today, taking that victory lap.