The Walking Dead Season 6 and its companion series Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 launched in Digital HD to secure historic #1 and #2 ranking on iTunes respectively last week, rankings they continue to hold today. Hungry fans were treated to the first episode of Season 6, ad-free, on 13 October, which instantly grabbed the top spot, knocking off ‘Fear’, for which the entire Season 1, also ad-free, had debuted #1 on 6 October. Rankings are sure to remain dominated by the undead, as new Season 6 episodes are released on Digital HD following each episode’s premiere broadcast on fX.
In the US, Fear The Walking Dead has become the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history. For its six episodes, ‘Fear’ averaged 11.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen. This cements AMC as the home to the top two cable series season debuts ever in the US, with Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead Season 1 in 2010. Entertainment One Australia, formerly Hopscotch, also released all previous seasons of The Walking Dead on Digital HD, and each season remains a top seller across all digital platforms, as new fans discover the series phenomenon.
Louise Balletti, eOne’s Head Of Digital said: “Fear the Walking Dead is the most anticipated new TV show of the year and we are thrilled to make it available for customers to own in Digital HD. When the season launched it went straight to #1 on the iTunes charts which clearly demonstrates the demand from an already solid fan base.”
Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 – Complete season now available to own in Digital HD. It will release on Blu-Ray and DVD in 2016.
The Walking Dead Season 6 – Season pass currently available to own in Digital HD. It will release on Blu-Ray and DVD in 2016.