A "Waking Dead" record has been set for the popular zombie television show. The AMC series pulled in 12.3 million viewers for its Sunday night midseason return, as well as another impressive mark in terms of 18 to 49-year-old viewers.
The EW.com website reported on Feb. 11 that Sunday night's return episode drew in a 6.1 adults 18-49 rating, which is also a record for the show. To show just how well "Walking Dead" did, EW compared it to last Thursday's episode of "American Idol" on FOX. It had a 4.1 rating along with 13.3 million viewers, just one million more than Sunday's AMC show did. Basically, the popular AMC show "was the biggest adult demo number ever" when it comes to a basic cable series. Not bad!
Charlie Collier, AMC president said of the numbers:
"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.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."
It's an impressive feat for Sunday night considering it was up against the 2013 Grammy Awards on CBS. This AMC series was also a show that many broadcast execs rejected and "left for dead," but the zombies have kept the excitement for the series very alive!
Are you a loyal fan of the AMC series? What did you think of Sunday's return episode for "Walking Dead?"
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