AMC‘s special 90-minute Fear the Walking Dead premiere made television history, delivering 10.1 million live/same day viewers and becoming the #1 series premiere in cable television history for total viewers and all key demos. The episode delivered 6.3 million adults 18-49. In that coveted demographic, AMC now is home to three of the top five cable series premieres of all time in live/same day viewing – “Fear the Walking Dead” at #1 (2015), “Better Call Saul” at #2 (2015) and “The Walking Dead” at #5 (2010). A “Talking Dead” Season 6 Preview Special that preceded the “Fear” premiere last night delivered 4.2 million viewers, and 2.5 million adults 18-49.
But let’s not fool ourselves. The pilot was shit. With the exception of Nick Clark, who seemed to have a bit of a dark side, the characters were dead boring. Also, the writing was tedious, there was little to no tension, and there were screamingly obvious plot holes.
I’ll continue to be hopeful though. There is presumably a lot that has been planned out for this season and I’m expecting some colorful characters and gory cliffhangers. I guess we can all hold thumbs together and hope for the best. My greatest fear is that it goes the way of True Detective and buries itself under the enormous expectations.
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