Fear The Walking Dead stays on top of Sunday night ratings

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC
Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC /

Fear The Walking Dead won Sunday live views again and picked up a big jump in extended views.

Fear The Walking Dead was once again the most watched non-sports show on Sunday night. Fans tuned in to find out more about happened to the group before they found Morgan, Althea and John and also to see what would happen in the aftermath of Nick Clark’s shocking death.

Fear The Walking Dead also continued to have a solid lead of about a million views over HBO’s hit Westworld. Fear The Walking Dead’s latest episode ‘Buried’ had 2.4 million live views versus Westworld’s 1.6 million views. It looks like Fear is going to take over for The Walking Dead at the top of the ratings heap until The Walking Dead returns in the fall.

Last week’s Fear The Walking Dead episode ‘Good Out There’ that surprised fans with the death of original character Nick Clark had a big jump in extended views. The episode picked up just over a million views in the first three days after the episode aired which gave it a gain of 44%. Total views for the original airing of the episode and the extended views were 3.8 million.

The upcoming episode of Fear The Walking Dead titled ‘Laura’ looks like it will be a bottle episode featuring new character John Dorie’s backstory and his relationship with lost love Laura. It was revealed in the last episode that Laura is actually Naomi, and that Naomi is now dead after some type of fight at the diamond.

Talking Dead Ratings Tank

If AMC was hoping that squishing Into The Badlands in between FTWD and Talking Dead would boost Badlands ratings that experiment is failing miserably. All it really did was irritate fans who don’t appreciate the ham-fisted attempt to piggyback off Fear’s views.

Into The Badlands didn’t even crack a million live views on Sunday night and it’s dragging Talking Dead down with it. During TWD season when Talking Dead airs directly after the show Talking Dead is consistently the second highest rated show on Sundays as fans watch to dissect the latest episode.

But AMC’s ploy to boost ratings for Into The Badlands by shoving Talking Dead to a later time slot an hour after Fear is causing Talking Dead’s ratings to tank. Last week Talking Dead didn’t even make it into the top 25 shows for Sunday night.

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Hopefully the dramatic drop in views for Talking Dead, which normally is one of the top rated shows on Sunday night, will convince AMC to stop trying to prop up other shows by positioning them between either of TWD franchise shows and Talking Dead.