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The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale Breaks Finale Records With 15.7 Million Viewers

- The Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMCLast night’s Season 4 Finale of The Walking Dead set a new finale record, delivering 15.7 million viewers and 10.2 million adults 18-49. The dramatic episode anchored a record-breaking night on AMC, with the live Talking Dead after show delivering a series record 7.3 million viewers and 4.7 million adults 18-49. To cap the night, the Season 3 Finale of AMC’s Comic Book Men at Midnight was watched by 1.1 million viewers and 715,000 adults 18-49.

Season 4 set a new viewership record for The Walking Dead, averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49, an increase of +24%/+22% over the Season 3 average.

“The linear television business is Dead and well,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Thanks to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the other terrific executive producers and the entire cast, crew and network for working together to bring the fans (myself included) another unforgettable season of The Walking Dead. To see this show serve as the centerpiece of a truly historic night on AMC is truly gratifying. So many played a role in this success, across all three shows, in giving the fans a reason to continue to return in ever-greater numbers. And so we say, until next fall, ‘Welcome to Terminus.’”

Following the 9PM premiere of The Walking Dead, AMC presented Talking Dead at 10PM. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the most-watched Talking Dead episode in series history featured Executive Producer and Show Runner Scott Gimple and, for the first time on the show, Andrew Lincoln. Continue reading “The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale Breaks Finale Records With 15.7 Million Viewers” »

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Video – Check Out Talking Dead’s Season 4 Finale Bonus Scene and Exclusive Highlights

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Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights and a bonus segment from the Season 4 Finale — “A” — featuring Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Show Runner Scott Gimple…

Highlights: Episode 416: Talking Dead: Andrew Lincoln on His Throat Stunt
Andrew Lincoln talks about how the throat stunt from Episode 416 was created and his experience with enacting the scene.
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Talking Dead Poll for Season 4 Episode 16, “A”

TWD-416-Rick-325In The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale, the survivors reunite at Terminus after battling both the dead and living alike. But the promise of sanctuary soon proves to be a lie, and the group learns first-hand the horrible things people will do to each other in order to survive. Of all the lessons of Season 4, is that the most important? Think back and decide for yourself…

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Talking Dead Season 4 Finale Airs This Sunday With Guests Andrew Lincoln and Scott Gimple

TWD-Episode-416-Rick-325This Sunday at 10/9c, AMC airs the Season 4 Finale of Talking Dead, the live after show for The Walking Dead hosted by Chris Hardwick. Joining Hardwick for the first time ever in the studio will be Rick Grimes himself, actor Andrew Lincoln, as well as The Walking Dead Show Runner, Executive Producer and Writer Scott Gimple. They’ll be taking questions LIVE during the broadcast, so log on to TalkingDead.com now to submit your queries. During the show, be sure to vote in the online poll and stay tuned for Chris Hardwick to announce the results on-air. Then come back to TalkingDead.com next week to check out exclusive video and photos from the episode.

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The Season Finale of Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead on AMC.

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Video – Check Out Talking Dead’s Episode 15 Bonus Scene and Exclusive Highlights

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Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights and a bonus segment from the latest episode — “Us” — featuring Steven Yeun (Glenn) and Josh McDermitt (Dr. Eugene Porter)…

Bonus Scene: Talking Dead: Episode 415
Josh McDermitt reflects on landing the role of Dr. Eugene Porter, while Steven shares his hopes for Glenn finding Rick. The actors also answer a fan’s question about wearing the riot gear on set.
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Q&A – Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter)

TWD-S4-Josh-McDermitt-Interview-325Actor Josh McDermitt, who plays Dr. Eugene Porter on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about modeling his character on a close family member and the secret truth about his mullet. 

Q: This is your first season on the show. What about The Walking Dead appealed to you?

A: The Walking Dead was my favorite show before I even auditioned for it. That’s every actor’s dream, to be on a show that they’re a fan of. It’s just dark, and as a comedian I’m drawn to dark things.

Q: Is there room for comedy in the apocalypse?

A: I think there can be some humor, but it needs to be subtle. I’m not sure that’s what draws people to a show like The Walking Dead. I talked to some of the writers about this, because one of them came up to me after a scene and was like, “Oh my god, that was so funny.” And I was scared! I’m not trying to make it funny. She was like, “No, no, no. It’s great. It works.” So as long as it’s grounded and it’s real, there’s a little room for it.

Q: Have you ever known anyone like Eugene before? Is there anyone that he reminds you of?

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Talking Dead Poll for Season 4 Episode 15, “Us”

TWD-s4-415-Mary-Terminus-325In The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 15, Maggie and Glenn are at last reunited, and together their two groups complete the journey to Terminus. The maps and signs have promised sanctuary, but now that you’ve seen it for yourself, what do you think Terminus really is?

Cast your vote now!

Watch Talking Dead Sundays at 10/9c, then check back during the week for additional video from the latest episode.

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Talking Dead Is All-New This Sunday With Guests Steven Yeun and Josh McDermitt

TD-S4-Steven-Yeun-325This Sunday at 10/9c, AMC airs an all-new episode of Talking Dead, the live after show for The Walking Dead hosted by Chris Hardwick. Joining Hardwick this week will be Glenn Rhee and Dr. Eugene Porter themselves — actors Steven Yeun and Josh McDermitt. They’ll be taking questions LIVE during the broadcast, so log on to TalkingDead.com now to submit your queries. During the show, be sure to vote in the online poll and stay tuned for Chris Hardwick to announce the results on-air. Then come back to TalkingDead.com the next day to check out exclusive video and photos from the episode.

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An all-new episode of Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead on AMC.

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Video – Check Out Talking Dead‘s Episode 14 Bonus Scene and Exclusive Highlights

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Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights and a bonus segment from the latest episode — “The Grove” — featuring Melissa McBride (Carol) and The Walking Dead superfans Phil Brooks (WWE’s CM Punk) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community)…

Bonus Scene: Talking Dead: Episode 414
Yvette Nicole Brown explains why she’d want to brave the apocalypse with Michonne by her side; CM Punk shares his speculations about Terminus; and Melissa McBride talks about Carol’s sense of morality.
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Q&A – Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob Stookey)

TWD-S4-Lawrence-Gilliard-Interview-325Actor Lawrence Gilliard Jr., who plays Bob Stookey on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about his apocalypse-ready clarinet skills and how his character from The Wire would react to zombies.

Q: You’ve been in a lot of crime-centric shows. Were you excited to do something different on The Walking Dead?

A: Yeah absolutely. You get to play and have more fun and be more creative when you’re doing a show like this. Killing zombies — that’s what you do as a kid! Now I get to do it as a grownup. I definitely looked forward to the change and I’m having fun.

Q: Your character is a medic. Do you have any skills that would be useful in the apocalypse?

A: I play clarinet. I also play the drums, so I could keep the spirits lively and entertain everyone. That’s all I could do.

Q: Bob is a pretty good shot. Did you do any weapons training for the role?

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