The Oscars may have won the Sunday-night primetime viewing battle with 40.4 million viewers, but according to Nielsen numbers released on Tuesday, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” held its own by retaining its sizable slice of the viewing pie.
Aside from the Oscars broadcast, “The Walking Dead” had the largest viewing audience during Sunday night primetime, attracting 11.01 million viewers. CBS’ “60 Minutes” came in behind the “Dead,” with 8.3 million viewers.
Not only did “The Walking Dead” earn big viewership numbers, but it also dominated the all-important 18-to-49 demographic with a 5.7 rating. Only the Oscars broadcast scored higher in this category.
In spite of the zombie drama’s success during its third season, AMC’s financial situation is less rosy.
Sunday night’s “The Walking Dead” was – in the words of a colleague – “bleh.”
In the big picture, viewers can’t expect every episode of the show to be awesome, but if we do expect this, it’s the show’s own fault. Most of the episodes to date have been awesome.
This viewer found it interesting how quickly Merle has been entrusted to tend to the best interests of the prison-bound group of survivors.
It was good to see Hershel stand up and do something to snap Rick back into reality. The one-legged man’s tirade seems to have worked for the time being, but only time will tell.
Is anyone really that surprised that Andrea didn’t stick the knife into the sleeping governor’s throat? She’s long been one looking for respect, the type of respect that comes from being a leader. Her chances of getting power are greater with the governor than they are with Rick and Company.
A lot is up in the air on “The Walking Dead” right now, but one thing for certain is that it will return with an all-new episode this Sunday night.
“The Walking Dead” airs on AMC at 7 p.m. in Provo.