You knew this was gonna be big: the debut of a new series that is the companion of a hit show. “AMC’s ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ the much-anticipated companion series to megahit zombie drama ‘The Walking Dead,’ opened to monster — and record-setting — ratings of its own Sunday night,’ reports Rick Kissell in Variety.
The story says, “Nielsen estimates that the 90-minute debut of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ became the No. 1-rated cable series launch on record with 10.1 million viewers, including 6.3 million adults 18-49. In total viewers, ‘Fear’ surpasses TNT’s ‘Raising the Bar’ (7.7 million in 2008) as top dog among cable premieres.”
In addition, the story notes, “The previous record in the 18-49 demo was AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ (4.4 million) earlier this year. In fact, AMC now has three of the top five cable launches of all time, with ‘Walking Dead’ ranking fifth.”
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Notes EW, “The prequel series tells the story of a Los Angeles family at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.”
Here’s the trailer to “Fear the Walking Dead” that AMC showed at Comic Con last month: