‘Walking Dead’ Shatters Record With 16.1 Million Viewers

AMC saw some huge ratings during Breaking Bad’s finale last month but that was nothing compared to the premiere of The Walking Dead.

The zombie show brought in more a record shattering 16 million viewers last night.

In comparison, the finale of Breaking Bad brought in 10.3 million viewers. According to the NY Times, the previous record for a cable entertainment program was 12.4 million viewers.

In addition to having a huge audience, The Walking Dead premiere also scored big ratings in the highly sought 18-49 demographic. Entertainment Weekly reports that the season four premiere had an 8.2 rating which is higher than any other entertainment show this season. The Big Bang Theory had a 6.1 rating in the group during its first night this year.

Last night’s premiere had attracted 10.4 million viewers in between the ages of 18-to-49. That’s larger than Breaking Bad’s total audience during the finale last month.

AMC President Charlie Collier said: “Sincere thanks to the fans, who have welcomed The Walking Dead back for its fourth season with the highest-rated episode in the show’s history.”

The Walking Dead brought in a huge audience for AMC last night and helped The Talking Dead, a talkshow dedicated to everything zombie, score another 5 million viewers.