Audience appetite for Fear The Walking Dead’s second episode wasn’t as insatiable as it was for the premiere, but it still took a sizable bite out of Sunday Night’s ratings.
Sunday night’s second episode of Fear The Walking Dead scored 8.2 million viewers for AMC, with 5.2 million in the prized 18-49 year-old demographic. And, 5.1 of that grouping were 25-54 year-olds. It’s a slight dip from Fear’s premiere, which attracted more than 10 million viewers on August 23, Entertainment Weekly reports, but still nothing to be ashamed of.
“Thank you and congratulations to Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson, the brilliant executive producers and the entire cast and crew of Fear the Walking Dead,” Charlie Collier, president of AMC, wrote about Fear’s record-setting debut. “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. To have a companion series to the #1 show on television driving communal, urgent viewing, social activity and pop cultural relevance of this magnitude is truly differentiating. Of course none of it is possible without the fans, whose passion leads to these remarkable results.”
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The third episode of Fear The Walking Dead airs next Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on AMC.