It’s official: The zombie apocalypse has gone global. AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, which set a ratings record for a U.S. cable series premiere, is also killing it for AMC worldwide. The Walking Dead companion series premiered across more than 125 territories on AMC Global channels, the majority of them day-and-date with the U.S. bow.
Looking at the international highlights, Fear quadrupled the network’s prime-time audience in key Latin America markets and made AMC a top 10 entertainment network throughout the region. In Brazil, where the newly launched network has only 30 percent distribution, AMC was No. 11 among all entertainment networks, among all cable and satellite platforms and in the key adults 18-49 demographic.
With DVR numbers now in, the Aug. 23 premiere of the Walking Dead spinoff had 13.3 million total viewers and 8.5 million adults 18-49 in the U.S. That jumps it ahead of AMC’s other recent successful and previous record holding spinoff Better Call Saul in the key categories and seals Fear as the summer’s top cable offering.