Monday, November 01, 2010

"The Walking Dead" Brings in 5.3 Million Viewers for its Premier Episode

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The viewing numbers for the premiere of "The Walking Dead" were good. The first episode brought in 5.3 million viewers (TV), of which 3.6 million were in the 18-49 year old demographic. The premiere was so successful that this is the AMC's biggest premiere ever! Also this is the AMC's "highest rated episode ever" (TV). Finally, this is "the largest...audience for any series premiere on any cable network this year" (Hollywood). So the credit goes to the entertainment savvy fans, who saw "The Walking Dead's" excellence and here is hoping the next episode is just as successful. A couple more excerpts from the numbers are posted inside.

"Factoring in 11:30PM and 1AM airings, 'The Walking Dead' (Sun., 10PM on AMC) pulled in a total of 8.1 million viewers and a household rating of 6.0" (TV).

"The critically acclaimed zombie drama was by no means a sure-fire ratings victory. Industry insiders wondered whether female viewers would be drawn to the gory and apocalyptic subject matter" (Hollywood).

A review of Episode 1: "Days Gone Bye" here on 28DLA:

The Walking Dead Episode 1 Reviewed

Sources:

The Walking Dead at TV Squad

The Walking Dead at the Hollywood Reporter

The Walking Dead at The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse

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