THE WALKING DEAD Ratings Are In and They Are Huge
Published: November 1, 2010 - 5:50pm
After the series premiere last night on AMC, The Walking Dead not only received near unanimous critical praise but the ratings are through the roof with over 5 million people tuning in Halloween night.
5.3 million people watched the highly anticipated debut of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's ongoing comic adapted TV series and if last night was any kind of glaring sign, it's only a matter of time before season two is greenlit in the wake of the hugely successful drawing. The Walking Dead scored a 3.3 rating in the most sought after demographic of viewers (adults aged aged 18-49) which is the most viewed debut of any series this year for a cable program and it's also the largest rating in AMC history.
“The Walking Dead is that rare piece of programming that works on so many levels. It is legitimately great storytelling that is not only highly entertaining, but incredibly thought provoking as well. People who are familiar with the comic books know what’s coming, but suffice it to say, this is only the beginning of a long, intense, and powerful ride. Long live The Walking Dead," said AMC Vice President of original programming Joel Stillerman.
The Walking Dead airs on Sundays only on AMC. Check out a teaser video of what to expect this season.