TV Ratings: Sunday’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Gives Finale Best With 15.7 Million Viewers, Trio Signed To Contract S5, Highlight Hollywood News

One day after the huge deadly and shocking season four finale of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, ratings numbers are astounding, as we predicted, and a trio has just been signed to contract status.  The Walking Dead averaged 15.7 million viewers, a finale best. That’s just 400,000 viewers shy of the previous all-time record, fall’s 16.1 million-strong premiere. And looking at the comparable finale a year ago, The Walking Dead jumped a whopping 3.2 million.


TV’s top-rated show among the all-important adults 18-49, The Walking Dead also failed to disappoint in the demo. The episode averaged 10.2 million adults under 50, up nearly 2 million from a year ago and within a hair of fall’s all-time high.


It’s good news all around for AMC. Companion aftershow Talking Dead earned series records of its own with 7.3 million viewers and 4.7 million adults 18-49. And Comic Book Men, just renewed for a fourth season, averaged 1.1 million viewers and 715,000 in the key demo.


Andrew J. West, Alanna Masterson and Christian Serratos will expand their roles on AMC’s zombie drama next season.
Executive producer and show creator Robert Kirkman warns of Season 5, “There is a very deep, dark and storied history to Terminus and how these people came to be that will be revealed in season five.”
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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