Fear The Walking Dead

Status: Returning, 5th Season Airs 2019
Timelost: Sunday 9 PM
Premiere: TBA
Network: AMC
Starring: Starring Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam Carey, Lennie James
Series Website: www.amctv.com/shows/fear-the-walking-dead/

Description: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in “The Walking Dead”? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.  IMDb.com

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Status: After getting off to a strong start in its fourth season, the ratings trended downward for this one, but AMC still renewed it for a fifth year.  That does not come as a huge surprise because it is still one of the highest rated cable shows, and the network is likely targeting at least six seasons total for this one to get it to a syndication friendly count of episodes.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
4/15/18 1 1.6 1.6 4.1 2.5 Renewal Likely
4/22/18 2 1.1 1.4 3.1 n/a Renewal Likely
4/29/18 3 1.0 1.2 2.7 1.6 Renewal Likely
5/6/18 4 0.9 1.1 2.5 n/a Renewal Likely
5/13/18 5 0.9 1.1 2.5 1.5 Renewal Likely
5/20/18 6 0.8 1.0 2.3 n/a Renewal Likely
5/27/18 n/a Preempted 1.0 n/a n/a Renewal Likely
6/3/18 7 0.6 1.0 2.0 n/a Renewal Likely
6/10/18 8 0.7 0.9 2.3 1.3 Renewal Possible
6/17/18 n/a On Hiatus 0.9 n/a n/a Renewal Possible
8/12/18 9 0.7 0.9 1.9 n/a Renewed
8/19/18 10 0.6 0.9 1.9 n/a Renewed
8/26/18 11 0.6 0.9 1.8 n/a Renewed
9/2/18 12 0.5 0.8 1.5 n/a Renewed
9/9/18 13 0.6 0.8 1.7 n/a Renewed
9/16/18 14 0.6 0.8 1.9 n/a Renewed
9/23/18 15 0.7 0.8 2.0 n/a Renewed
9/30/18 16 0.7 0.8 2.1 n/a Renewed

2016-17 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
6/4/17 1 1.2 1.2 3.1 2.0 Renewed
6/11/17 2 1.0 1.1 2.5 1.8 Renewed
6/18/17 3 0.9 1.0 2.4 1.7 Renewed
6/25/17 4 1.0 1.0 2.5 1.8 Renewed
7/2/17 5 0.8 1.0 2.2 n/a Renewed
7/9/17 6 0.9 1.0 2.6 n/a Renewed
7/16/17 n/a On Hiatus 1.0 n/a n/a Renewed
9/10/17 7 0.8 0.9 2.1 n/a Renewed
9/17/17 8 0.7 0.9 2.0 n/a Renewed
9/24/17 9 0.8 0.9 2.1 n/a Renewed
10/1/17 10 0.9 0.9 2.4 n/a Renewed
10/8/17 11 0.8 0.9 2.2 n/a Renewed
10/15/17 12 0.8 0.9 2.2 n/a Renewed

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2015-16 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
4/10/16 1 3.1 3.1 6.7 4.5 Low
4/17/16 2 2.5 2.8 5.6 3.9 Renewed
4/24/16 3 2.1 2.6 4.7 3.6 Renewed
5/1/16 4 2.2 2.5 4.8 3.5 Renewed
5/8/16 5 2.0 2.4 4.4 n/a Renewed
5/15/16 6 1.9 2.3 4.5 3.4 Renewed
5/22/16 7 1.9 2.2 4.4 3.3 Renewed
5/29/16 n/a On Hiatus 2.2 n/a n/a Renewed
8/21/16 8 1.6 2.2 3.9 n/a Renewed
8/28/16 9 1.6 2.1 3.7 n/a Renewed
9/4/16 10 1.2 2.0 3.0 n/a Renewed
9/11/16 11 1.5 2.0 3.4 n/a Renewed
9/18/16 12 1.6 1.9 3.6 n/a Renewed
9/25/16 13 1.5 1.9 3.5 n/a Renewed
10/2/16 14 1.4 1.9 3.3 n/a Renewed

2014-15 Season Ratings Results:

Week Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
8/23/15 1 4.9 4.9 10.1 7.0 Renewed
8/30/15 2 4.1 4.5 8.2 6.3 Renewed
9/6/15 n/a Preempted 4.5 n/a n/a Renewed
9/13/15 3 3.6 4.2 7.2 6.0 Renewed
9/20/15 4 3.3 4.0 6.6 n/a Renewed
9/27/15 5 3.4 3.9 6.7 n/a Renewed
10/4/15 6 3.4 3.8 6.9 5.5 Renewed

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18 thoughts on “Fear The Walking Dead

  1. Brenda Kay

    “Fear The Walking Dead” is pulling in huge ratings, but I’m not particularly impressed with the series so far. I don’t know if its the characters who I don’t feel any sort of affinity for or the already cliched reactions by these same characters. I’ll give it a couple more episodes before making a final decision whether to keep watching or not.

      1. Shades Here

        Correction, the characters in Fear of the Walking Dead suck. Only exceptions are Strand, Daniel, and Nick. And none of them are main characters. To the writers, please ditch Madison. A cold she-bear is not appealing (even to a feminist female audience member….)

    1. TV Sucks

      Dude NOT everyone likes what you like…You do know that right? EG: Everyone has different likes an dislikes. For moi this and all Zombie crap including the Walking Dead are like ghost hunting shows overdone, overused and out of style or boring as crap. Don’t like my opinion? Deal with it or better yet just say your post name to yourself.

      1. Jane

        I for one like your opinion and I totally agree with it. Also, not all but a lot of the Fear fans have become aggressively defensive of this show to the point where I have seen actual bullying going on on other forums. I find if a show like that draws such a bad reaction from people, it shouldn’t be on air because you literally can’t even say you don’t like a character on it without being verbally attacked. I find this show and a large portion of it’s fanbase aggressive (sorry for the minor few who politely disagree all the time btw). So yes, for me, that in itself proves that there is a good enough reason for this show to be officially cancelled and I hope it will be, for our own sanity.

  2. Desert Mom

    I like the show its all coming together, they’re learning to live in survival mode. Have patience people! Look forward to it on Sunday’s

  3. Y.Whateley

    “Fear of the Walking Dead” has grown on me – I’ve got no complaints about the new characters – I find them just as engaging as the parent show’s survivors, and following a cast of characters who haven’t yet adjusted to the post-apocalyptic world of “The Walking Dead” helps keep things fresh for me, too; besides, I think I getting to know new casts of characters is part of the fun for me in watching any new television show.

    At first, I was disappointed by the decision to start the show in Los Angeles, which seemed at first a rather cliched and tired setting for a show (I preferred the “fly-over country” setting of “The Walking Dead” at first, seems like everything on TV and in Hollywood wants to be set in California, New York, or D.C. if it can), but moving the cast onto a yacht has really changed the whole dynamic of this “zombie” show in a good way, and now I like both settings about equally well.

    In fact, “Fear…” is threatening to take my preference between the two settings, thanks to the dream-like, Daliesque locations we’ve seen so far (the exhausted, decayed, and festering Los Angeles from the first season, Strand’s bizarre beach house and yacht, the eerily peaceful and unnatural ranger station, the ship wreckage, the plane crash site with “Crabby Joe’s” sand pit, etc.); our point-of-view character seems to be a drug addict who says that the real world has caught up to him at last, implying that the other characters have effectively woken up from their “real world” and begun living in the sort of real-life apocalyptic drug trip that has all along been encroaching on the world in spite of their denial – hopefully “Fear…” will expand on that and play with surrealism and hallucinatory psychedelica more in the future.

    In any case, I’m hooked!

  4. Jeff420

    I LOVED Fear TWD this week. The story is just so well written. I thought it was going to get boring as soon as they went into that safe house but no, the apocalypse has completely taken over these survivors minds and they can’t control it. They’re all losing it, Chris wanting to kill Alicia? Chris was going to let Madison die! Nick now thinks the Walkers are still living people!

    Definitely can’t wait for next weeks episode, it’s going to be super great.

    I’ve also been following this survival guide. It’s got some amazing tips I can even start using now. At least I know I’ll be safe when the world ends haha. http://the-walking-dead-fans.com. Good luck out there everyone.

  5. Keith

    I love pretty much everything about Fear the Walking Dead. Even the way they make it. It’s genius. My only dislike is the chris character. He’s just as lame as Carl from The Walking Dead, not to mention the both of them are terrible actors. But in reality they both make me want to watch both shows just to see them die, stand up and cheer like my team just won the cup, sit back down and feel what it feels like to never have to see either actor on the screen again.
    That being said… thos show rocks in my opinion. The rumers i had herd about low budget led me to be truely impressed by the way the story brought the characters through an entire city, through a school, into a shop, the boat, the cast probably wasn’t cheap for the most part. Genius…. cash in on good actors, let them carry the scenes through the low budget areas…. it so good none of this even dawned on me until the first season was done.
    Except for chris’ s character, the rest are friggin bomb.

    1. Ian

      This show is not low budget at all, it is a rumour loyal fans made up to try and cover up it’s flaws because of how bad it looks. I really couldn’t disagree with you more. Acting is still bad, writing is still bad, it really hasn’t improved much at all. And hello people, this is supposed to be a zombie apocalypse show, not a soap opera where they sit on their backsides all day and talk politics and who walked out on who etc. Who cares!! There were only like two zombies in this episode!! I also don’t appreciate having to watch almost whole episodes of this in Spanish subtitles, what a way to lose more fans and bore people!! For crying out loud what is tv becoming? Even the Strain is better than this!! This is such an anti-climatic spin- off to say the least and undoubtedly the most hated show on the web to date. It is still at high risk of being cancelled and I very much hope it will be….SOON!!

    2. Jane

      No way, the characters are the downfall of this show dude!! I hate Alicia, Chris, Travis, basically everyone who is not Strand. The acting is really crappy and the characters are written badly and do stupid things still and these critical flaws at this stage of the show are just not good enough. Also, I’m a fan of ‘the 100’ aswell as TWD and I am massively disappointed with the girl who plays Alicia in this, her performance and character are awful compared to what she was like on ‘the 100’. I think the majority had great expectations of this show and were hugely let down so not many people really enjoy it, it never even trends on Twitter or anything. My prediction is that it will be cancelled, it has become a bit of a lost cause and has overstayed it’s welcome. Not a patch on The Walking Dead.

    1. Jenna

      Yes!! Can’t wait to see who Negan killed!! I hope it’s not Maggie at least!! TWD should stay for sure but that atrocious spin-off should just exit out the back door now at this stage. Awful television.

  6. Carmen

    Don’t worry cancelledscifi.com, you’re absolutely correct, I won’t be surprised if this thing wraps up around season 5 but fingers crossed it won’t come to that and that something will happen that will make it get cancelled even earlier.

  7. Theresa

    I hope Fear gets cancelled bcuz not they’re pulling Morgan from TWD and the timeline will be all screwed up. I have always liked FTWD but never wanted it to interfere with TWD which it is doing now so it’s got to go.

    1. Theresa

      I meant “I hope Fear gets cancelled NOW” bcuz they’re pulling Morgan…


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