Talk about going out with a bang! AMC’s “The Walking Dead” delivered a head shot across all fifty states in terms of ratings for its finale, and it’s safe to say that horror is very much the flavor of the day for TV execs!
Variety reports that a record-setting season finale of “The Walking Dead” lifted the AMC series to the biggest average seasonal audience in the 18-49 demo of any drama in basic cable history.
Sunday’s final episode of the first season drew more than 6 million total viewers and 4 million in 18-49, boosting the series’ 18-49 average over its six-episode run to 3.5 million. According to Nielsen, that’s the best average of any basic cable drama going back to 1993.
Repeat airings of the finale at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. boosted the episode’s total audience to 8.1 million.
Can you say hell yes?
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