Fear the Walking Dead

In-demand charts: Germany (May 1-7, 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand shows* from another European territory, Germany, throwing up some familiar results. House of Cards was top of the charts in Denmark last month, and is now the big digital winner in Germany, taking almost double the number of demand expressions as #2 […]

SundanceTV buys BBC-Keshet autism drama

American cable channel SundanceTV has added to its overseas drama ranks by acquiring the British version of Israeli drama The A-Word. SundanceTV becomes a coproducer on the show (pictured), which is for the BBC and comes from Endemol Shine Group-owned Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK. The A-Word joins SundanceTV’s 2016 drama line-up, which includes Sky […]

Badlands boosts AMC with big cable numbers

US cable channel AMC has another hit on its hands after science-fiction/martial-arts drama Into the Badlands became the third highest-rating freshman cable series of all time. AMC already has the top two cable debut series in the shape of Fear the Walking Dead and Better Call Saul, and the average 5.3 million viewers Badlands took […]

BT to show debut of AMC’s Manhattan free-to-air

UK telco BT will be the first UK TV operator to show US drama series Manhattan, making the first episode available free of charge to viewers through its Freeview channel, BT Showcase. The premiere of Manhattan, about the project to develop the atomic bomb during the Second World War, is the latest fruit of BT’s […]

Virgin UK captures Ash Vs Evil Dead exclusive

Virgin Media has acquired first-run rights to comedy-drama Ash Vs Evil Dead, a move that creates a “step-change” in the battle for exclusive programming in the UK. The pay TV service has acquired on-demand rights to the zombie series from Starz Digital, the on-demand licensing arm of the US premium pay firm Starz. This takes […]

Walking Dead team pact with Insurrection

The creators of zombie drama The Walking Dead have signed a pod deal with indie talent-focused Insurrection Media. Robert Kirkman (pictured left, on right) and David Alpert’s Skybound Entertainment becomes the latest company to partner with Insurrection, coming after Wet Hot American Summer producer Jonathan Stern and former Paramount Digital senior executive Keith Quinn signed […]

Walking Dead US ratings down, int’l goes big

The season six premiere of US cable’s biggest show, The Walking Dead, were down on the previous season record, but still drew in a huge 14.6 million overall. With its companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, this month confirmed as the most-watched first season in cable history and Sunday night broadcast ratings down, it looked as […]

Walking Dead skyrockets Fox UK slot share

The latest season premiere of The Walking Dead on pay TV channel Fox in the UK was 22 times the regular 9pm slot average. The overnight figure of 877,000 for season six, episode one, was the highest the Fox International Channels network has recorded. The number was particularly notable as it was up against England’s […]

Fear the Walking Dead sets cable ratings record

The first season of Fear the Walking Dead delivered an average 11.2 million viewers across its six episode run, making it the most-watched first season of any show ever on US cable. The Walking Dead companion series show ended its run on AMC last Sunday (October 11). Of the average 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million […]

Fear the Walking Dead web series confirmed

The web series planned to tie in with AMC zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead will be a 16-parter running both online and on US cable. Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 will follow a group of passengers on a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the zombie outbreak that features in cable hits […]