'Walking Dead' Season 2 Premiere Breaks Record for Basic Cable Series


'Walking Dead' Season 2 Premiere Breaks Record for Basic Cable Series


The second season opener of the AMC post-apocalyptic show drew 4.8 million viewers in a 18-49 demo, which is the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history.

Having been talk of the town in its first season, "The Walking Dead" returns with more eager fans in its sophomore year. The zombie-themed series' second season debuted to 7.3 million viewers on Sunday, October 16, or up 38% from last season's premiere.

More fascinating, the new season's opener nabbed 4.8 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 4.2 million audience aged 25-54. According to AMC, this numbers represent a new record for a single drama telecast in basic cable history.

" 'The Walking Dead' is one of those rare television programs that reaches both a core genre fan as well as broad audiences simply looking for a great, character-based story," says AMC president Charlie Collier. "That 'The Walking Dead' is now the most watched drama in the history of basic cable is staggering, just like our zombies."

With the 10:30 P.M. and 12:30 A.M. encores being counted, the second season premiere of the Andrew Lincoln-starring series earned 11 million total viewers.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Taylor Swift Enlists Jack Antonoff and Ryan Adams for New Album
  2. Khloe Kardashian Sizzling in Completely Sheer Bodysuit. Tempting Tristan Thompson?
  3. Braless Gigi Hadid Risks Wardrobe Malfunction in Pajama-Like Jumpsuit
  4. Sara Sampaio Strips Down to Sheer Lingerie in Sultry New Slefie
  5. Beyonce and Jay-Z's Twin Babies' Names Allegedly Revealed!
  6. Will Ferrell's 'The House' Co-Star Speaks Up About Mariah Carey's Diva Behaviors on Set
  7. 'KUWTK' Returns for Another Season as 'Life of Kylie' Ends Up Being a Flop
  8. Is Drake Expecting a Son?
  9. Brad Pitt Wishes to Reconcile With Angelina Jolie Despite Messy Split
  10. Going Too Far? Halsey Shades Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry

CELEBS PHOTO