10:10am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Fear the Walking Dead' Wraps Season as Biggest Freshman in Cable History
No surprise here: Fear the Walking Dead just had the best first season of any show in cable history.
With live-plus-3-day ratings in for all six episodes, each of which also did gangbusters among live viewers, the AMC spinoff averaged 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million of which were adults 18-49. That means that the cable network heads into the last months of 2015 with the No. 1 (Walking Dead), No. 2 (Fear the Walking Dead) and No. 3 (Better Call Saul) shows on basic cable.
AMC, which had renewed the series before its debut, is also going to give it a weekly post-show treatment upon its 2016 return. Chris Hardwick's The Talking Dead, a popular companion to the parent series, will air after every episode of Fear's second season.
Looking at the bigger picture, Fear brought in north of 3.2 million streams and 8.4 million on-demand plays for the season thus far.