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The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere is Series' Most Watched Episode

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#1 sChiZoO14



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

The Walking Dead returned last night and its viewership broke a record for the series. Check out the press release below!

Last night, AMC's Midseason Premiere of The Walking Dead returned with its largest audience ever in series history delivering 12.3 million viewers at the 9/8c premiere. The previous record was 10.9 million viewers from the Season 3 Premiere on Oct. 14, 2012. The episode is also the strongest telecast for a series in basic cable history for adults 18-49 with 7.7 million. These results shatter the hit series' previous record with an increase of +6% (A18-49) over the Oct. 14, 2012 Season 3 Premiere. The Walking Dead Season 3 series average for adults 18-49 delivers 6.8 million, outperforming other television series season averages including Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Two and A Half Men, and NCIS. In addition to the 9/8c premiere, the show encored at 11/10c, and 2AM/1c, delivering 16.6 million viewers for the night.

Following the 9/8c premiere of The Walking Dead, AMC premiered a new episode of Talking Dead at 10/9c. 4.1 million viewers tuned in to the live show. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Talking Dead is a companion series to The Walking Dead and features Hardwick and fans, actors, producers and other TV enthusiasts discussing and dissecting that night's Dead premiere. The series expanded to a full hour for the final 8 episodes of Season 3.

"When you look at numbers like this, the first thing that comes to mind is how grateful we are to the fans of this show. They embrace The Walking Dead in a way that we wanted to believe was possible but we never take for granted," said Charlie Collier, AMC's president. "The cast and crew put everything they have into making this show. They're a phenomenally talented group who truly give their all. We congratulate everyone involved."


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:07 AM

I'm a recent The Walking Dead fan after watching its recent marathon reruns on tv. I didn't watch its first run cos' I thought how good could a tv series about zombies be and them being so grotesque looking too, and boy was I wrong. But gotten say the 1st season is so much more exciting than the 2nd season where it lost some steam, good thing season 3 started out well. But Rick gotten pull himself together. Love Steven Yuen on the Talking Dead show.

Congratulations to The Walking Dead cast and producers for the high ratings. Totally deserving!

The world has gone to the zombies whereby the human survivors are desperately fighting to survive but even in such dire straits they still engage in power struggles among themselves, and not work together to fight against their common enemies who are ceaselessly devouring them, literally. figure! lol!

Edited by tamaya, 13 February 2013 - 01:14 AM.