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A record number of humans tuned in to Fear The Walking Dead’s premiere

Fear The Walking Dead
Fear The Walking Dead

Although the series premiere of Fear The Walking Dead got off to something of a slow start revealing this zombie apocalypse everyone’s been talking about, plenty of people seem to be tuning in to AMC’s newest spinoff. The pilot episode pulled in 10.1 million same-day viewers, making it the most-watched series premiere ever for a cable show, and it also beat out the network’s other spinoff darling, Better Call Saul, for the title of top-rated cable premiere at a 4.9 score (or 6.3 million viewers aged 18 to 49) to Saul’s 4.4. The younger, sexier zombie show does have a way to go before catching up to The Walking Dead, whose endless carousel of slaughter picked up as many as 17.3 million same-day viewers last year and doesn’t seem ready to slow down for season six. Just give it a little time to get its wobbly, leg-dragging footing though—it’ll be turning millions more bright eyes lifeless in no time.

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