Fear The Walking Dead ratings down following The Dog

Madison, Fear The Walking Dead - AMC
Madison, Fear The Walking Dead - AMC /

AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead has seen significant drops in viewership each Sunday.  Should AMC be concerned about the future of its popular zombie survival drama’s companion series?

Fear The Walking Dead skyrocketed to the top of viewership charts with its first episode titled Pilot.  Since then the show has steadily been losing viewers each week.

  • Pilot: 10.1 million
  • So Close, Yet So Far: 8.2 million
  • The Dog: 7.2 million
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Madison Clark. Fear the Walking Dead. AMC /

This steady decline is a little bit of a concern.  Losing 19% between episode 1 and 2 was bad, but seeing another 12% drop out for the third episode is not a good sign.  Entertainment Weekly believes that this drop in viewership could be due to the fact that “viewers have complained that the story has a sluggish pace”.  However, if fans had tuned in for Fear The Walking Dead‘s most recent episode, they likely would have been more pleased, with more action and undead.

At this point, I believe that fans are still feeling out Fear The Walking Dead.  Fans should have known that the pace would be slow since the show was set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and wouldn’t have as many of the zombies surrounding the city.

Still, three episodes in now, peopleon the show believe that the threat is over and the government has taken care of things.  It is this kind of misdirection for the characters that is fun for viewers because we know that this whole situation is far from over.

You can catch the fourth episode of Fear The Walking Dead on Sunday, September 2o, 2015.  The episode is titled Not Fade Away and can be seen on AMC.  Check your local listings for time and availability.

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