Fear The Walking Dead just keeps breaking records. The show that debuted with the highest premiere in cable history is now the show that debuted with the highest rated first season in history.
The series officially had the highest-rated initial season of any series in cable history across total viewers and all key demos in live+3 ratings. Fear averaged 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million adults 18-49 and 7.2 million adults 25-54 in live+3, with the season one finale on October 4th delivering 10.1 million viewers, 6.5 million adults 18-49 and 6.6 million adults 25-54 in live+3.
In addition to announcing the history-making news, AMC also announced that when Fear returns in 2016, “Talking Dead,” the live aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick, will air after each of the 15 new episodes.
“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,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios in a press release. “We’re grateful to Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson, the terrific executive producers, the cast and crew for a first season that was successful on so many levels. Here’s to season two and the weekly addition of Talking Dead led by the incomparable Chris Hardwick. Of course, biggest thanks to the fans who have joined us on the Fear journey – first by land and, next, if Abigail is to be believed, by sea.”
Congrats to all involved with the new series!
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