AMC’s The Walking Dead returned last night with the Mid-Season Premiere of its fourth season, delivering 15.8 million viewers and 10.4 million adults 18-49. It was the #1 telecast for the night among adults 18-49, including the Sochi Winter Olympics. The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic. With time-shifted playback, last night’s premiere should exceed 20 million viewers.
“With a number of high-profile choices on television last night, for The Walking Dead to deliver record ratings is remarkable. Thanks to the fans, who have been so supportive of this show in so many ways. We share your passion for this world,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Thanks also to the terrific team of writers, starting with Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman, who with our outstanding executive producers, cast and crew pour their hearts into this series, always with the fans in mind. I speak for everyone at AMC in expressing my sincere appreciation and our shared excitement for the journey ahead. Chocolate pudding for all!”
Following the 9/8c premiere of The Walking Dead, AMC presented Talking Dead at 10/9c, which became the highest premiere in series history with 5.9 million viewers, including 3.9 million adults aged 18-49. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Talking Dead features Hardwick and fans, actors, producers and other TV enthusiasts discussing and dissecting that night’s Dead premiere. The Mid-Season Premiere featured guests Greg Nicotero and Dania Gurira.
A movie needs a few key ingredients to become a classic: A gripping plot, rich cinematography, insightful direction and of course, a flawless cast. The Godfather trilogy has all that, and with its large star-studded cast, you could argue that it has all that, and then some. Play these Godfather Ultimate Fan Games to see how well you know ALL the talent associated with this mob movie masterpiece.
This Fri., Jan. 17, zombie fans can catch a late night George A. Romero double feature during AMC’s Fear Friday. First comes Survival of the Dead at 2AM/1c. Can’t get to sleep after that? The director’s Land of the Dead follows at 4AM/3c. But the Romero-fest doesn’t end there. Check out all the Romero content online.
- George A. Romero Ultimate Fan Game: Know which landmark movie he’d like to remake? Take quiz!
- George A. Romero Movie List: Dawn of the Dead? Night of the Living Dead? What’s your favorite? Vote now!
- George A. Romero Interview: Curious what the director has to say about his legacy? Read more!
- George A. Romero Video Interview: The director talks about what informs his creative process. Watch now!
Want to find out what went into the making of AMC’s Freakshow last year? Take a look at these behind-the-scenes photos of Amazing Ali, Asia Ray, George Bell, Marcus (a.k.a. “The Creature”) and Morgue as they do everything from impale themselves to get ready for a wedding. Then check out seven full episodes of Freakshow Season 1 on amc.com.
AMC has announced it will air two back-to-back marathons of its Emmy Award-winning original dramas Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. A four-day Breaking Bad marathon, which kicks off at noon ET/PT each day from Fri., Dec. 27 through Mon., Dec. 30, will feature every episode from the series’ critically acclaimed five seasons, making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free. On New Year’s Eve day, Dec. 31, at 9AM/8c, AMC will air a two-day marathon of The Walking Dead. Beginning with the pilot, episodes will air back-to-back in chronological order until 5AM/4c on Jan. 2, 2014.
From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, Breaking Bad follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future. The series capped its historic run on Sep. 29, delivering a series-record 10.3 million viewers, including 6.7 million adults 18-49.
Breaking Bad has garnered ten Emmy Award wins – including the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series – and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012). Heralded as “one of the greatest dramas in TV history,” (The Hollywood Reporter), Breaking Bad stars three-time Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul; Emmy-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.
The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic and remains the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. The first eight episodes of its fourth season delivered an average of 13 million viewers and 8.4 million adults 18-49.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. The series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” stars Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. The Walking Dead is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Emmy-winner Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its fourth season at 9/8c on Sun., Feb. 9, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead at 10/9c.
This Thu., Nov.28 as the turkey roasts for Thanksgiving, you can catch the original The Godfather at 11:30AM/10:30c. Then just in time for an early dinner, The Godfather, Part II airs at 3:30/2:30c. Once the table is cleared and leftovers are packed away, settle into your turkey coma with an encore of The Godfather at 8/7c. Off on Friday? Then stay up late with a repeat of The Godfather, Part II at midnight. By this second round of Godfather movie broadcasts, you should be better prepared for the following challenges online. (Which you could try over dessert perhaps?)
What could make watching two of your favorite action movies even better? How about if they were riddled with real-time trivia? This week you can check out behind-the-scenes info and fun facts during the Story Notes airings of Shooter on Tue., Nov. 12 at 8/7c and Men in Black on Thu., Nov. 14 at 9/8c. Then, after watching this week’s Story Notes movies, head over to amc.com to see what you’ve learned by playing the Ultimate Fan Games.
AMC announced today that it has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season. The number one show on television among adults 18-49, The Walking Dead returned for a fourth season earlier this month and the premiere episode set a new record for the series, delivering 20.2 million viewers, live+3, and 13.2 million adults 18-49, a new record for any non-sports cable telecast.
“We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.”
For Season 5, Scott Gimple will return as the series’ showrunner along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. AMC also recently announced that it is developing a companion series to The Walking Dead, based on a new story and new characters from Robert Kirkman.
AMC Fearfest continues this weekend with the Alien Marathon. This Sat., Oct. 26, beginning at 9:30AM/8:30C, Sigourney Weaver goes head-to-head with face-huggers via Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. Need more? Take a look at these Alien extras online:
Alien Franchise Ultimate Fan Game: What does Ripley’s crew mate, Ash turns out to be? Find out or show you already know.
Alien vs. Predator Ultimate Fan Game: Most of the Alien Vs. Predator movies are filmed in an old factory in which country? Take a guess.
Favorite Alien Movie: Which of the six Alien movies is your favorite? Vote now.
Alien Photo Album: Take a look at images chronicling the extraterrestrial’s development from birth to adult.
With the newly updated The Walking Dead Dead Yourself App, fans of the show can now see how many walkers are lurking locally as well as nationally. Select a state on the Domestic Infection Map and you can now see which cities have the highest infection rate. As of October 2013, the top ten states for walker infections are…
1. California: 1.5 million
2. Texas: 1.4 million
3. Florida: 1.005 million
4. New York: 850,000
5. Ohio: 769,000
6. Pennsylvania: 701,000
7. Illinois: 596,000
8. Michigan: 536,000
9. North Carolina: 473,000
10. Georgia: 471,000
Want to turn your friends and family into zombies? Check out the new #BiteMe component of the Dead Yourself app, which allows fans to infect Facebook friends and turn them into walkers.