It was literally raining zombies last night on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” and the Season 4 premiere didn’t disappoint! In fact, once again the show has broken some records. Read on for details and a new clip which appeared on last night’s “Talking Dead.”
According to Deadline, airing at 9 PM, the AMC show was watched by 16.1 million with 10.4 million among adults 18-49. While NBC’s airing of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins game last night was watched by 19.65 million according to fast nationals from Nielsen, “The Walking Dead” beat it and everything else on broadcast and cable TV in the key demo this season so far.
“The Walking Dead”’s Season 3 debut on October 14, 2012, was watched by 10.9 million viewers and 7.3 million in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos. Though bettered later in the season, those were records for the show at the time and then the most-watched drama telecast in basic cable history. However, written by new showrunner Scott Gimple, who took over from the exited Glen Mazzara in January, Sunday’s “30 Days Without An Accident” episode bested the Season 3 finale of the drama that was the cable powerhouse’s previous series high. That March 31st episode was watched by 12.4 million viewers and 8.1 million among the key demo. Before that, the 12.3 million and 6.8 million among adults 18-49 who watched “The Walking Dead”’s Season 3 mid-cycle premiere on February 11 was the series high for the show that has constantly beat Big 4 network shows like “Modern Family,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “NCIS” in the vital demo.
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on Sunday, October 20th, at 9/8c with Episode 4.02, “Infected,” written by Angela Kang and directed by Guy Ferland:
The group faces a new enemy; Rick and the others fight to protect their hard-won livelihood.
In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., “The Wire”).
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Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
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