ByAllanah Faherty, writer at
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Allanah Faherty

Episode 2 of Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 pulled in a huge 5.58 million viewers for AMC last week. However it was the Live +3 rating (which shows the view numbers on three days' worth of DVR playbacks) that was truly impressive.

With busy lives and the available technology, more and more people are choosing to DVR their favorite shows to watch at their convenience. As a result, many networks now use the Live +3 rating, which includes three days of DVR playbacks, to properly assess how well a series is doing.

Chris kills a walker in Episode 2
Chris kills a walker in Episode 2

While Episode 2, "We All Fall Down" still managed to bag the top spot as the most viewed cable show of the night (it aired with 5.52 million viewers) it also boasted the biggest gains of able cable television shows in the Live +3 ratings for the week of April 11–17. Pretty impressive for an already top rating show, right?

Fear the Walking Dead managed to grow by 1.2 points in the adults 18-49 category, going from 2.5 to 3.7 (meaning 3.7 percent of television-equipped households tuned into the series), and managed to gain 2.2 million viewers, going from 5.58 to 7.78 million.

Fear the Walking Dead returns with Episode 4 "Blood in the Streets" on Sunday, May 1

Do you watch Fear the Walking Dead live or do you DVR it?

Source: via TV by the Numbers


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