AMC made a few goofs in an ad for The Walking Dead printed in the New York Times.
The station wanted to do a little bit of bragging after the series finale of The Walking Dead set some ratings records but the station had a little trouble identifying its competition.
The cable channel correctly stated that The Walking Dead had more viewers than shows like The Big Bang Theory and The Bible but the company couldn’t correctly identify what shows aired on what stations.
AMC said that Modern Family aired on Fox and that The Voice aired on ABC. To AMC’s credit, they did correctly guess that The Big Bang Theory aired on CBS, that The Bible aired on the History Channel, and that American Idol is still on Fox.
After the goofs were pointed out, AMC issued a statement saying that its editors were probably attacked by zombies last night.
AMC wrote in a statement: “It appears our fact checking department was overrun by zombies … We have the utmost respect for these shows and networks.”
Here’s a look at AMC’s error filled Walking Dead ad.
The season finale of The Walking Dead brought in 12.4 million viewers to AMC. That’s 3 million more than the season 2 finale and a ratings record for the show.
AMC president Charlie Collier said:
“Two words: Grateful. Dead … It’s a joy that we get to work with such tremendous talent to make The Walking Dead and Talking Dead come to life for audiences that continue to engage and grow. In just three seasons, The Walking Dead has become a pop-culture phenomenon, entertaining millions of passionate viewers and obliterating traditional lines between cable and broadcast television.”