The question wasn’t will the series premiere of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead set a record, but by how much would it set a record. Well, we know have our answer with just released numbers from the network.
Last night’s special 90-minute series premiere of Fear the Walking Dead made television history, delivering 10.1 million live/same day viewers and becoming the #1 series premiere in cable television history for total viewers and all key demos.
The series premiere also set a record among adults with 6.3 million viewers.
In 2010, the series premiere of The Walking Dead drew 5.3 million total viewers and 3.6 million in the oh so important 18-49 demo.
The premiere of the series has received mostly positive reviews and will continue to air on Sundays at 9pm on AMC.
“Thank you and congratulations to Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson, the brilliant executive producers and the entire cast and crew of ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV. “It is increasingly difficult to evaluate a show’s success on night one. However, we are releasing these live/same day ratings because ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ delivered record-breaking numbers that are all the more special in this era of time-shifted viewing and audience fragmentation.”
**Photo courtesy of Justin Lubin/AMC**