I guess there is some sense to there madness. I’ve never liked the idea of having a gap in a season, but it turns out that it has paid off as The Walking Dead has once again shattered cable records with it’s midseason premiere.
According to the Huffington Post, the midseason premiere which aired on February 12th, drew in more than 8 million viewers, beating the previous record set by the season 2 premiere of 7.3 million viewers in October.
Even though The Walking Dead was up against some extremely stiff competition with the Grammy’s, who drew in an astounding 39 million viewers which was the the second most-watched Grammy Awards in history, they still managed to break records.
“The show brought in a total of 8.1 million viewers, 5.4 million the 18-49 demographic. Combining viewership from the 9 p.m. EST premiere, 11 p.m. EST and 12:30 a.m. EST airings, the episode was watched by 10.1 million viewers.”
The president of AMC has stated; “It is a great night for AMC. We’re thrilled to see this incredible record breaking response to ‘The Walking Dead,’ and ‘Comic Book Men’ is off to a strong start as well. Congratulations to the teams behind both of these shows,”
Stay tuned for this Sunday’s episode 9 of The Walking Dead on AMC.