Fear The Walking Dead ratings climb after slow midseason start

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 3, Episode 13 - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC
Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 3, Episode 13 - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC /

Fear The Walking Dead’s ratings jumped for last week’s “The Land Is Your Land” as the series continues to have its best season yet.

Fear The Walking Dead suffered from a pretty big ratings drop after tepid live views for the season 3 midseason premiere. But last week views surged for the Alicia centered episode This Land Is Your Land”.

“La Serpiente” had the lowest live view rating of Fear The Walking Dead’s episodes with just under 2 million. The following episode, Brother’s Keeper” came it at just over 2 million live views.

But the latest episode of Fear, This Land Is Your Land” had 2.3 million live views on Sunday night giving it the highest live views in the second half of season 3. The episode, which was focused on Alicia’s attempts to save the ranchers trapped in the pantry, got rave reviews from fans. Many called it the best episode of the season.

Season 3 has been by far the most cohesive and focused season of Fear The Walking Dead so far. The show has already been renewed for season 4 and will have a new showrunner. The writing team was changed up for season 3 and the new writing team made some great changes to the show.

Hopefully the new showrunner will continue the trajectory the show has started because both fans and critics are loving the intensity of the show and increased attention to story and character development. With Scott Gimple from The Walking Dead joining Fear The Walking Dead as an Executive Producer for season 4 things should get even more exciting.

Consistent Extended Views

Live views aren’t everything when it comes to gauging the popularity of a show anymore. With millions of people quitting cable every month and turning to streaming media instead cable, TV shows are seeing live views drop across the board.

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Live+3 and Live+7 extended views now make up a huge percentage of the total views that cable shows get. And Fear The Walking Dead is no exception to that. Throughout season 3 the show has consistently picked up a million or more views every week in extended viewing.

A lot of fans who were disappointed by the first two seasons are giving the show another chance after hearing other fans rave about season 3. It won’t be surprising at all if season 4 of Fear The Walking Dead sees many new fans and old fans who are coming back to see how good the show has become.