Fear the Walking Dead is top-rated cable series of all time


Michelle Clancy

| 11 October 2015

AMCís Fear the Walking Dead has become the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history.

Last Sundayís season finale averaged a 5.15 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.11 million viewers overall, according to Nielsenís live plus-3 estimates, which include delayed viewing via VOD and DVRs during the three days after its initial telecast.

For its six episodes, Fear averaged 11.2 million viewers, including 7.3 million adults 18-49 (a 5.8 rating). On average, it grew by 3.6 million total viewers overall (from 7.6 million) since its debut.

AMC is now home to the top three cable series season debuts ever in Live+3: Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead in 2010 and Better Call Saul earlier this year.

The Walking Dead kicks off its sixth series this Sunday on AMC.