Cable ratings: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ finally rises; also, ‘Girl Meets World’ news

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One of the reasons that we have been fascinated with the ratings for “Fear the Walking Dead” has been seeing where the leveling-off point was going to be for the show. AMC debuted it with expectations through the roof, and with viewers more than aware that it was going to be premiering. This is not a similar experience to the flagship show, which was able to catch fire and increase its viewership once more and more people found out about it.

Unfortunately, there were many people who were watching early “Fear the Walking Dead” episodes live and then decided that they would either abandon the show or watch it later via some other measure (such as on their DVR or Netflix when the show eventually makes it over there). The decline began, and this is the first week where we can say officially that it is over! The latest episode, the fifth and penultimate one of the season, drew a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This is actually an increase of a tenth in the demo from where it was a week ago, and this at least suggests to us that this is the audience that will be committed for the rest of the season.

As for whether or not these same people are going to be watching the rest of the series, that’s a different story. You always run the risk of shedding viewers from one season to the next.

“Girl Meets World” – Now for the most awkward transition ever. There is no connection between the Disney Channel series and “Fear the Walking Dead” other than that we cover both shows on CarterMatt. There’s not enough information here for a separate article, but we did at least want to shine a light briefly on its ratings.

This past episode drew over 2.6 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in the demo, which makes it the most-successful new program airing on cable for Friday night. Judging from the specials and extra attention, it feels easy to say that the network is happy with this.

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