"FEAR THE WALKING DEAD" RETURNS STRONG AS THE #2 DRAMA ON CABLE, #3 CABLE SERIES OVERALL
Season Three Premiere Delivers 4.7 Million Viewers, Including 2.7 Million Adults 25-54 And 2.4 Million Adults 18-49 In Nielsen Live+3 Ratings
NEW YORK, NY - June 9, 2017 - "Fear the Walking Dead" returned to AMC Sunday night as the #2 drama on cable TV and #3 series on cable overall in 2017 behind only "The Walking Dead" and "Talking Dead." The season three premiere delivered 4.7 million total viewers, including 2.7 million adults 25-54 and 2.4 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings.
"That 'Fear the Walking Dead' returns for season three as the #2 cable drama and #3 cable series overall is both gratifying and a fitting tribute to the many people who make this show possible," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "That, of course, starts with Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and so many producers, cast and crew and, always most important, the fans who join us south of the border each week. Welcome back!"
AMC today has four out of the top five dramas on ad-supported cable and five of the top 15 series overall among adults 25-54.
Top 15 Series on Cable among P25-54, 2017-to-date
Network Program L+3 P25-54 (000)
AMC WALKING DEAD 9,275
AMC TALKING DEAD 2,960
AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 2,591
DISC GOLD RUSH 2,451
VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 2,251
BRAV REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA 2,104
AMC BETTER CALL SAUL 1,998
HIST CURSE OF OAK ISLAND 1,996
VH1 LOVE AND HIP HOP 7 1,958
DISC STREET OUTLAWS 1,915
ID CASEY ANTHONY:AN AMERICAN 1,880
HIST VIKINGS 1,873
BRAV REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS 1,798
AEN LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY 1,748
AMC INTO THE BADLANDS 1,724
Source: Nielsen Live+3 P25-54 (000), 2017-to-date (12/26/2016-6/4/2017), 8P-11P, Cable, excluding repeats, sports, news, specials, gapped, breakouts, miniseries and 1 t/c programs
Key Nielsen Highlights for season three premiere of "Fear the Walking Dead" ep 301 (L+3)
4.7 million viewers, 50% percent lift over live/same day
2.4 million Adults 18-49, 1.9 national rating, 60% percent lift over live/same day
2.7 million Adults 25-54, 2.3 national rating, 56% percent lift over live/same day
A wholly original companion series to "The Walking Dead," the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years, "Fear the Walking Dead" is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, David Erickson and Scott M. Gimple and produced by AMC Studios.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," "The Son" and the forthcoming "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "Talking With Chris Hardwick," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.