Manila, Philippines, October 2014—Recording the highest ratings ever for the channel, FOX broke its own records again with its broadcasts of the premiere episode of The Walking Dead Season 5. Philippine viewers tuned into FOX in great numbers to give the channel its highest ratings for the 8:55 PM telecast of the first episode of The Walking Dead Season 5, garnering a 1.89 for adults aged 16 to 49.
The Walking Dead enjoys multiple broadcasts every Monday, including a showing at 11:35 AM parallel to the episode’s US premiere and a primetime telecast at 8:55 PM. Season 5 of the hit drama series premiered on October 13, 2014, gaining ratings of 0.108, 1.869 and 0.79 for adults aged 16 to 49 in the Parallel Play, Prime Time and Quick Replay (9:50 PM), respectively.
The combined ratings for the first episode of Season 5 of The Walking Dead amounted to 2.775 for adults aged 16-49, registering a 64.1 percent increase over the launch of Season 4 at 1.691. For the past four years, FOX has been celebrating each new season of The Walking Dead with a four-day marathon of old episodes leading up to the premiere.The days of October 11, 12 and 13 recorded some of the highest daily averages ever recorded for the channel.
Meanwhile, the daily average for October 13 registered at 0.2925 is a whopping 329.65 percent higher than the channel’s Year-to-Date Average for adults aged 16 to 49 at 0.068.The figures reveal how FOX has sufficiently owned the franchise for The Walking Dead and made itself the go-to source for all fans of the zombie-abundant drama series.In particular, the strongest group of fans in the Philippines who caught The Walking Dead Season 5’s premiere on FOX included males aged 25 to 34 with ratings of 2.862.
Catch more of the explosive fifth season of The Walking Dead every Monday at 11:35 AM fresh from its US premiere as well as at 8:55 PM for its primetime telecast, only on FOX!