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Latino-heavy 'Fear the Walking Dead' debuts to record 10.1 million viewers

CORRECTS CHARACTER NAMES, TO MADISON FROM MIRANDA, AND TO TRAVIS FROM SEAN, AND PHOTOGRAPHER TO FRANK OCKENFELS 3, FROM JUSTIN LUBIN  This photo provided by AMC shows, Kim Dickens, left, as Madison and Cliff Curtis as Travis in a scene from "Fear the Walking Dead," season 1. The series, a spinoff to AMCâs âThe Walking Dead,â debuts 9 p.m. EST Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC via AP)

CORRECTS CHARACTER NAMES, TO MADISON FROM MIRANDA, AND TO TRAVIS FROM SEAN, AND PHOTOGRAPHER TO FRANK OCKENFELS 3, FROM JUSTIN LUBIN This photo provided by AMC shows, Kim Dickens, left, as Madison and Cliff Curtis as Travis in a scene from "Fear the Walking Dead," season 1. The series, a spinoff to AMCâs âThe Walking Dead,â debuts 9 p.m. EST Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC via AP)

Sunday's 90-minute series premiere of "Fear the Walking Dead" made television history. Delivering 10.1 million viewers, it took the crown as most-watched series debut in cable TV history for total viewers and all key demos, the AMC network said Monday.

The episode delivered 6.3 million adults in the 18-to-49 demographic many advertisers prefer to reach.

A "Talking Dead" Season 6 Preview Special that preceded the "Fear" premiere delivered 4.2 million viewers, with 2.5 million viewers in the 18-to-49 demo.

The first season of "Fear the Walking Dead" will run for six episodes this fall, then return for a second season of 15 episodes next year.

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