The Walking Dead: Scoop on a possible death in the first half of season 3
Here’s some scoop on The Walking Dead from this week’s (Posted on 8/28/12) Ask Ausiello column.
Question: Will a series regular die on The Walking Dead by the end of first half of Season 3? —Soso
Ausiello: I can confirm that a series regular will become zombie kibble during Season 3, but whether that death takes place in the first half or second half I can’t say.
This is not a surprise. I think I even know who it is. CLUE: Read The Walking Dead comics! I know lots of you who are bothering to read this already do. So, let me break down what’s going with The Walking Dead TV ratings.
The Walking Dead ratings were record breaking from the start. The Pilot of The Walking Dead premiered to 5.3 million viewers, making it AMC’s most watched series premiere in its history. Not a back way to start. More impressive, The Walking Dead held onto almost 100% of its initial audience. People, I study ratings for a living, that hardly ever happens. The show premiered to 5.3 million and averaged 5.24 million viewers per new episode. That’s ridiculously good for a show on cable — almost unheard of.
The second season of The Walking Dead set a new record. The 2nd season premiered to 7.3 million viewers. To put it into context, that what a Notre Dame football game does on NBC. Okay? It’s excellent. Remember about 50 million more people have access to NBC than AMC — Not to mention, Football is America’s Ratings King and it ain’t even close. The The Walking Dead episode, 2×01 set new basic cable records in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos. The shows midseason premiere did 5.4 million viewers, another AMC record.
Here’s the kicker before I move on to the next post, the season 2 finale of The Walking Dead, did 9 million viewers! Setting a new dramatic series finale record on basic cable — That’s Making Ratings History, Folks. Meaning All-Time.
The show is money, and making lots of money for AMC. Let the good times role. The Walking Dead will hit the always aspirational, 5th season mark with ease. The Walking Dead Returns Sunday, October 14 at 9pm on AMC.
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