Fear The Walking Dead 311 ‘La Serpiente’ ratings jump with extended views

Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades) in Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 11Photo by Richard Foreman Jr/AMC
Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades) in Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 11Photo by Richard Foreman Jr/AMC /

Fear The Walking Dead’s ratings have been down since the mid-season break but “La Serpiente” had a big jump thanks to extended views.

It’s unfortunate that Fear The Walking Dead is having the best season yet, but the ratings for the show have dropped. That drop probably has very little to do with the show, however. Cable TV views are down across the board due to people abandoning cable subscriptions for digital streaming.

Also the mid-season premiere of Fear The Walking Dead arrived just as some pretty rough weather blew in leaving millions of people without power and with more important things to worry about than catching up on TV.

Despite that issue, the show has managed to draw consistent viewers. The numbers are low compared to the views that the show had early on. But, nearly every episode this season has jumped by at least a million views when the Live+3 views are counted.

“La Serpiente” is no exception. The third episode of season 3B had just under 2 million live views when it aired. According to TV By The Numbers, it finished with just under 3 million once the extended views were in. That says that people are watching the show, they’re just not watching it live on Sunday night as often as they used to.

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The Strongest Season Yet

Ratings for Fear The Walking Dead have dropped off considerably since the show premiered. When the show premiered it had almost 10 million views thanks to a solid lead-in from The Walking Dead. Many fans of The Walking Dead wanted to like Fear, but just were not connecting with the show.

Season 2 of Fear was all over the map and viewers were confused and not that interested in this group of survivors. There was a lot of criticism of the show among fans.

But season 3 has been a real transformation for the show. In terms of story development and character development, it’s been the strongest season yet. If this continues season 4 of Fear The Walking Dead should be a great season.

The Fans Are Loyal

So while there are fewer fans of Fear The Walking Dead this season the fans that the show has are loyal. They are watching the show every week. But millions of people are watching the show on DVR or online instead of watching it on Sunday nights. Fear may have floundered a little but the show is now connecting with fans who are watching it faithfully.

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If the writers can continue the trend that began in season 3 Fear The Walking Dead should continue to see consistently strong ratings as the show heads into season 4.