"Fear the Walking Dead's" Ratings Slip, Show Still Draws in Over 8 Million Viewers

Despite a drop in viewership, AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead" managed to pull in a gargantuan number of viewers in its second week with 8.2 million people tuning in for the second episode, according to Entertainment Weekly. 5.2 million of those viewers fell into the 18-49 demographic.

The series' debut set a new record with 10.1 million viewers in overnight numbers. After factoring in DVR and OnDemand viewers, the total audience for the zombie series' first episode stands at 13.3 million, 8.5 of which are in the coveted 18-49 age range. That's a 32% and 36% increase over the Live + Same Day ratings reported earlier.

"Fear the Walking Dead," created by franchise creator Robert Kirkman and executive producer Dave Erickson, aims to expand the world of AMC's original "Walking Dead" TV series -- which has been a massive hit since its 2010 debut, and is based on the Image Comics series written by Kirkman and illustrated by Charlie Adlard and, originally, Tony Moore. The first "Fear the Walking Dead" season is set to run for six episodes, and the series has already been renewed for a 15 episode second season.

Starring Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis and Alycia Debnam-Carey, "Fear the Walking Dead" airs Sunday nights at 9 pm EST on AMC.

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