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TV: ‘The Walking Dead’ Sets Cable Record. Are You Surpised? I’m Not.

The Walking Dead

Being a huge fan of Robert Kirkman’s comic series I always knew there was a great story in The Walking Dead that would translate well to the small (or big) screen. Even with the first season being slightly disappointing (IMO), it was still everything us horror fans have been dying to see, which is why it’s not all that shocking that it continues to break records…

Variety reports that AMC broke records with the second-season premiere of zombie drama on Sunday evening with 4.8 million viewers in adults 18-49 and 4.2 million in the 25-54 demo — more than any other basic cable drama on record. In the 18-49 category, it was television’s No. 1 series for the night, according to Nielsen.

The show logged 7.3 million total viewers for the 9 p.m. airing, drawing a cume of 11 million viewers if you count its two quickie repeats that aired at 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

There’s nothing that makes me smile more than horror fans uniting to prove to the executive that we’ll show up for quality content! (The timing is perfect as Universal’s terrible, CGI-heavy The Thing flopped.)



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