Fear the Walking Dead Ratings the Highest Ever in Cable History for a First Season

With the season one finale in the books, AMC brings word that the Fear the Walking Dead ratings are the highest ever for a first season in cable history across total viewers and all key demos in live+3 ratings, which include three days of time shifted viewing. The series averaged 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million adults 18-49 and 7.2 million adults 25-54 in live+3, across its six episode first season.

In addition, AMC announced that “Talking Dead,” the live aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick, will air after each of the 15 new episodes of Fear the Walking Dead season two in 2016. Hardwick will spend time each week with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping that evening’s “Fear” episode.

“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. “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.”

If you missed an episode of Fear the Walking Dead, or just need a refresher, you can read our series recaps by clicking here! The first season of Fear the Walking Dead will debut on Blu-ray and DVD on December 1st.