“Walking Dead” Boasts Strong Finale Numbers
15 million viewers tuned in to the season finale of The Walking Dead
As a result, the zombie series, which just completed its fourth season, has enjoyed its biggest season audience for a Stateside season finale.
According to stats compiled by Nielsen, the show, which is based on the best-selling comic series of the same name, was the top rated show within the 18 to 49 age demographic.
In addition more than seven million viewers tuned in to The Talking Dead, a talk show which discusses each episode of the series.
Andrew Lincoln plays Rick Grimes, a former sheriff, who together with his son and a host of other survivors, is living in a world devastated by a massive zombie apolcalypse.
In this season Grimes and the survivors try to seek refuge in The Terminus – a safe zone.
In a press statement, Charlie Collier, president of AMC, paid tribute to Kirkman, fellow producer Scott Gimpel, other producers “for working together to bring the fans (myself included) another unforgettable season The Walking Dead.”
“To see this show serve as the centrepiece of a truly historic night on AMC is truly gratifying. So many played a role in this success… in giving the fans a reason to continue to return in ever-greater numbers. And so we say, until next fall, ‘Welcome to Terminus.'”
The Walking Dead will rise again when the show hits its fifth season in October