Fear the Walking Dead scared up some impressive numbers in its Sunday debut, drawing 10.1 million to rank as the No. 1 series premiere in cable history.
Among adults 18-49, the 90-minute kickoff scored a 4.7 rating, also a record.
The Walking Dead‘s own October 31, 2010 launch drew 5.3 million total viewers (making it AMC’s most watched series premiere at the time) and a 2.7 demo rating. At last count, TWD was drawing 15.8 million and an 8.2, with its Season 5 finale.
Fun fact: TWD‘s most recent season opener had 10.1 million viewers… just in the 18-to-49 demo.
The previous cable record was set earlier this year by AMC’s Better Call Saul, which debuted with 6.9 million viewers (but had the benefit of an original Walking Dead as a lead-in).
TVLine readers gave Fear an average (and decidedly lukewarm) grade of B-.