Sunday night, after months of waiting, the live action adaptation of the graphic novel “The Walking Dead” debuted on AMC. The 90 minute premiere did not disappoint and delivered some solid ratings for the cable network. It did so well that it had “the highest numbers for any series in AMC’s history, and beat most non-sports programs on broadcast Sunday night.”
“It’s a good day to be dead. We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president. “As the network dedicated to bringing viewers the best stories on television, we are so pleased to have the opportunity with The Walking Dead to raise the bar within this popular genre and continue our commitment to being the home of premium television on basic cable.”
“The Walking Dead” brought in “5.3 million viewers and a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating.” The forecast for the show’s future looks promising.
The only concern that the producers, the network, and advertisers have is whether or not women will tune in to watch. Industry insiders will be keeping an eye on next week’s numbers to see if there’s a huge drop off, but if everything goes according to plan AMC could have another hit on their hands!
Did you watch The Walking Dead last night? What did you think of the premiere?