Ratings for Fear the Walking Dead finally increase after several disappointing weeks.
After seeing the overnight rating declines of nearly 20 percent after the first episode, 12 percent after the second episode, and after losing another 500,000 viewers between its third and fourth episode, there is finally some good news for Fear The Walking Dead
The most encouraging sign is that, without competition from the Emmys, the ratings for The Walking Dead
spin-off have finally reached a tipping point. While the pilot episode shattered cable records with over 10.1 million overnight viewers, the fifth episode had fallen to 6.66 million viewers. While that's obviously discouraging, it is actually up from last week's episode. More importantly, with competition with new network TV shows, Fear the Walking Dead
still managed to easily hold on to the lead time slot for the powerful 18-49 demographic. The 3.6 rating in the key demo was better thanFamily Guy’s
1.5, the 1.4 of Blood & Oil
and the 1.8 of the two-hour series finale of CSI
Once DVR viewers are accounted for Fear the Walking's
ratings will probably skyrocket. After the third episode ratings jumped from 7.1 million to 11.5 million.
But, it is important to point out that the ratings for the third episode of Fear the Walking Dead
were twice what the ratings were for the third episode of The Walking Dead,
though it wasn't quite as big as the series has since become.
Ultimately, Fear The Walking Dead
may not be as big as the original Walking Dead
series but, it is still a force to mess with on Sunday nights.
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