More than five million people tuned in for the series premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
HitFix is reporting that “The Walking Dead” series premiere was the biggest hit in the history of the network.
The 90-minute premiere averaged about 5.3 million viewers during its 10 p.m. time slot on Halloween night. If you add the people who tuned it at 11:30 p.m., that number goes up to about 8.1 million. Those numbers are stronger than the 4.8 million that watched the series premiere of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
AMC president Charlie Collier released a statement about the show’s series premiere:
“It’s a good day to be dead. We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached. 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.”
Did you catch the premiere of “The Walking Dead?” What’d you think?