Following its worldwide launch less than a year ago, AMC Global’s premiere of Fear the Walking Dead across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East resulted in record breaking audience numbers, making AMC Global a top ten network for the night in key regional markets. In the US, the series premiere delivered 10.1 million live/same day viewers, becoming the #1 series premiere in cable television history for total viewers and all key demos.
Ed Carroll, AMC Networks COO, stated: “We thank our international partners for working with us to make AMC available throughout the globe and for helping us to quickly establish AMC as a leading network among their subscribers. We couldn’t be more pleased with the passionate global response to this show, and we applaud the talented creators, producers and cast for their terrific work as we look forward to bringing more ‘Fear’ to audiences worldwide.”
“Fear the Walking Dead,” has already received a 15-episode order for the second season which will air on AMC Global in 2016.
AMC will launch in the UK for the first time later this weekend and Fear the Walking Dead will premiere to UK audiences on August 31st.