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Published On: Tue, Oct 29th, 2013

No surprises, AMC sets up ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 as ratings dominance continues

No worries for rabid fans as news arrives that AMC has renewed the hit show, The Walking Dead, for a fifth season.

walking-dead-season-4-episode-1-norman-reedus-melissa-mcbride“We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season,” Charlie Collier, AMC head said in a statement. “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.”

During the Season four premiere of Walking Dead, the thriller reached a record high of 16.1 million viewers.

This week’s episode garnered over 12 million viewers.

From TVbythenumbers: “Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead delivered a 6.8 adults 18-49 rating  (8.6 million adults 18-49 viewers) and 12.9 million total viewers. Against The World Series and Sunday Night Football, the show dipped a bit fromlast week’s 7.1 adults 18-49 rating and 13.9 million viewers. Though the sports ratings could rise in the finals, TWD currently ranks as Sunday’s top program.”

Just to clarify how big the Sunday number is: #2 and #3 cable slots are NASCAR Sprint Cup and Talking Dead with just over 4 million viewers each.

Norman Reedus Walking Dead photo

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  1. Alex Snitker says:

    It is a great show.

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