“Fear The Walking Dead” Ratings Fall; Show Still Wins Sunday Night


Sunday’s “Fear The Walking Dead” declined from last week’s season premiere, but the episode still ranked as the night’s #1 show in adults 18-49. It was cable’s leader in total viewership.

According to national data first posted by Showbuzz, this week’s episode drew a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating and 5.58 million total viewers. Both series lows, the numbers trail those of the previous broadcast, which managed a 3.1 and 6.67 million.

The 2.5 nonetheless positioned “Fear The Walking Dead” as the night’s clear #1 show. NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” which took second place, posted a 1.8.

Clearly not as big as AMC’s “The Walking Dead” mothership, “Fear The Walking Dead” may also settle at a level well below what it drew during its brief first season. It would have to fall dramatically, however, to lose its status as a cable ratings hit.

“Fear The Walking Dead” has already been renewed for a third season.

Written by Brian Cantor

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