“The Walking Dead” Returns, Sets New Ratings Record
AMC series is back on screen after third season break, bigger than ever
AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead” is back on the small screen after the third season break and, according to figures provided by Deadline, it’s bigger than ever, having just set a new ratings record.No less than 12.3 million viewers tuned in for the mid-season premiere.
Considering it had to go up against the Grammys 2013 on CBS, the feat is even more impressive.
“The 9 PM midseason premiere pulled in 7.7 million viewers among Adults 18-49, a basic-cable record for a series and up 6% from the show’s previous high for its October 14 season premiere. In total, 16.6 million viewers watched Walking Dead last night combining the 9 PM premiere and 11 PM, midnight and 2 AM encores on AMC,” Deadline writes.
Overall, the third season of the show has been the strongest in the ratings – and going up with each new episode.
A fourth season of “The Walking Dead” has been ordered and will premiere in October.