… But will they finish it? Netflix premiered “Hemlock Grove,” from producer Eli Roth (who also directed the pilot) on Friday. And, according to the network, it went over like gangbusters.
Netflix issued the following statement, “On April 19, we launched all 13 episodes of Hemlock Grove, a horror thriller from Eli Roth, and we’re very pleased with its early performance. Hemlock Grove was viewed by more members globally in its first weekend than was House of Cards and has been a particular hit among young adults.”
But word of mouth on the show has been extremely mixed and I’m curious how the second weekend numbers stack up. I supposed this is the dawn of a new age… when it’s not just episode to episode ratings (which it is, I’m wondering what the percentage of people who finished the show will be) but 2nd weekend drops.
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AMC has renewed zombie phenom “The Walking Dead” for a third season, says TV Line. “Today we are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s President. Dead kicked off its second season with monster ratings. The Oct. 16 opener drew 7.3 million total viewers — a 38 percent surge over the show’s Season 1 average. Nearly 5 million of those viewers fell into the coveted 18-49 crowd, a basic cable record.
In other news, Paranormal Activity star Katie Featherston will reteam with franchise Oren Peli by making an appearance on ABC’s supernatural drama “The River“. Peli produced the series directed by Jauma Collet-Serra . “The River” stars Bruce Greenwood as Emmet Cole, a wildlife expert and TV personality who goes missing deep in the Amazon, prompting his producer wife (Leslie Hope) and son (Joe Anderson) to set out on a mysterious and potentially deadly journey to find him. Featherston will play a member of a TV wildlife team in the Amazon over a multi-episode arc. READ MORE
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.)