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The Walking Dead Season 2 Premiere Breaks Basic Cable Record

AMC announced today that the Season 2 premiere of "The Walking Dead" received 7.3 million total viewers last night. Here is AMC's press release on the premiere:

Last night’s season two premiere of AMC’s original series, “The Walking Dead” delivered the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history. The season two premiere delivered 4.8 million Adults 18-49 and 4.2 million Adults 25-54 shattering a basic cable record set nearly 10 years ago for a single drama telecast. The program delivered a 4.8 HH rating netting 7.3 million total viewers. These results represent a 36% and 38% increase respectively over season one’s series average on AMC. Season one’s series average delivered the most A18-49 viewers for a drama in basic cable history.

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JL1879d ago

Not entirely surprised. And boy what an episode it was!

Crazay1878d ago

It was one hell of an episode. It's one of those shows that ends and no matter how late it is and how early you have to get up in the morning - you want more and go to bed thinking about it slightly amped up going over the events in your head.

Soldierone1878d ago

Not a single person I know wasn't watching it. I mean we are talking people I would never in a million years would think would sit through a show about zombies and that "violent." I say "Wow that was an amazing show" and these people "I agree!" and all I can think is "wow, it must be good if they are watching it."

I think I only saw one person "not liking it" but at the same time was being negative about the show before it even started.

JL1878d ago

Yea, we had a countdown going on here at my house waiting for it to come on. Everybody was watching this. I was on Twitter during it and nothing but tons of #WalkingDead stuff filling my timeline. I think it broke Twitter at one point lol

It was an awesome show. I know some people were a bit suspicious, knowing how critical this season would be for the series. I think they proved their worth and then some. Amazing episode. Didn't even feel like 90 minutes to me. And talk about a cliffhanger!

Crazay1878d ago

We watched Season 1, then the Webisodes on Saturday night through Sunday afternoon in preparation of Season 2.

Crazay1878d ago

My mother and a few other people I know who aren't into Horror movies or shows and they absolutely LOVE this show and were downright giddy with anticipation this past weekend.