…and lets just say it was a pretty damn good night for AMC according to THR:
Sunday’s Season 2 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead shattered basic cable ratings records.
The 90-minute episode drew 7.3 million total viewers, becoming the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history.
The 4.8 household rating and 7.3 million total viewers represent a 36 percent and 38 percent increase, respectively, over the drama’s freshman season ratings.
“The Walking Dead is one of those rare television programs that reaches both a core genre fan as well as broad audiences simply looking for a great, character-based story,” AMC president Charlie Collier said Monday. “We’re so proud of and greatful for the amazing team on both sides of the camera who work so hard and is so committed to making this a unique programming event.”
This alone is pretty fantastic news, and considering the ratings for season 1 stayed steady and even climbed by the time the finale aired, ratings news is likely to get better as the weeks go on. Will splitting the season into two sections have any effect when the back half of the season begins to air in 2012? We’ll have to wait and see…..