Fear The Walking Dead Good Out Here ratings lead Sunday night

Maggie Grace as Althea, Frank Dillane as Nick Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC
Maggie Grace as Althea, Frank Dillane as Nick Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC /

Fear The Walking Dead proved it could stand on its own as Good Out Here led the cable ratings on Sunday night.

Fear The Walking Dead has finally found solid ground. The third episode of season 4 ‘Good Out There’ led the cable live view ratings for Sunday night again with 2.7 million views. Critics of the show were skeptical that it could hold onto good enough views to stay on top without a lead in from The Walking Dead. But with the strongest season so far Fear The Walking Dead looks like it will be staying in first place on Sunday nights.

Sunday’s episode delivered the shocking death of one of the original characters, Nick Clark. So it will be interesting to see how the views climb in the extended ratings. The show typically picks up more than a million views in the Live+3 ratings, which is very similar to the increase that The Walking Dead gets in extended views.

The second episode of Fear season 4, ‘Another Day In The Diamond’ ended up pulling in another 1.1 million in the first three days after the episode aired. That jump was the highest of all scripted series on Sunday night and was enough to put Fear on top of the ratings for Sunday night.

While Fear The Walking Dead isn’t pulling in the massive numbers that The Walking Dead continues to draw it has shown consistent growth. And both critics and fan agree that the current season of Fear is the best one that the show has ever done. Now that the show has finally found the right combination of great storylines and great characters it will keep The Walking Dead universe firmly on top of the ratings all year long.

Nick’s Death

Nick’s death came as a real shock to fans. Nick Clark, played by Frank Dillane, was the first main character that fans met in the show’s premiere. He was the one who first witnessed the start of the outbreak when his girlfriend Gloria died of an overdose and turned in the first episode.

Throughout the seasons Nick’s character was the one who seemed to adapt most easily to the chaos of the world as the outbreak happened and afterward as the survivors tried to figure out how to live in the post-apocalypse world.

But after playing Nick for the last several years actor Frank Dillane was ready to move on to other projects and asked to leave the show. As the story moves forward without Nick it will be very interesting to see how Nick’s death impacts his family, Luciana, and Strand.

Fear The Walking Dead Vs. Westworld

HBO put one of their heavy hitters, the science fiction thriller Westworld, directly up against Fear The Walking Dead. Westworld’s second season debuted on April 22nd in the same time slot as Fear on Sunday night. It looks like HBO was hoping to snag some of The Walking Dead viewers who now have a long wait until TWD season 9 next fall.

But the soft reboot of Fear The Walking Dead is keeping the attention of the fans who love TWD universe.  The season 2 premiere of Westworld drew just 2 million live views while Fear drew 3 million live views. And the second episode of Westworld season 2 dropped down 1.8 million views with Fear keeping a solid lead with 2.7 million views.

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Even though Westworld’s ratings are lower than FTWD’s Westworld has already been renewed for season 3. But if Fear The Walking Dead continues to show consistent ratings growth as fans rediscover the show it should have no trouble staying the ratings leader on Sunday nights.