Official: The Walking Dead the #1 Show on Television
Big news has come in for AMC and its hit television show "The Walking Dead." It warms our hearts that the horror genre is as of right now holding the #1 spot on television in non-sports. Oh, the blood-splattered glory of it all.
According to Deadline, with cable steadily gaining on broadcast, a cable show rising to the top of the ratings charts was just a matter of time. But who would’ve predicted just a couple of years ago that it won’t be a series on established basic cable networks like TNT, TBS, USA or FX, which have been nipping at broadcasters’ heels, to do it but a drama on AMC? Yes, the highest-rated non-sports telecast among adults 18-49 on all of television this fall was the third season premiere on AMC’s zombie drama "The Walking Dead," which drew 7.3 million 18-49 viewers in Live+same day, with no carriage on major satcaster DISH no less.
Also doing incredibly well is FX's horror series "American Horror Story," which launched last week as close second in the Wednesday 10 PM slot to seal cable dramas’ ratings assent during one of broadcast networks’ strongest periods — the first weeks of the season — when cable networks until recently didn’t even dare to program originals.
Talking about flexing some muscle.
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