Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere Breaks Records (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Monday, February 13, 2012
Source: AMC

As we send out the Bat Signal looking into the whereabouts of critic Joe, we figure you Maniacs would want a place to discuss the mid-season premiere of "The Walking Dead." Here's such a place. AMC announced that their mid-season premiere "Nebraska" finished as  strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history against key demos including 5.4 million adults 18-49 and 4.4 million adults 25-54. These results shatter the previous record, which was held by the series two premiere from October 16th with increases of +12% and +6% respectively. The show delivered 8.1 million viewers for its 9pm premiere and delivered 10.1 million viewers for the night (9pm premiere and 11pm and 12:30 am encores). At 10pm, AMC also premiered its newest unscripted series, "Comic Book Men," executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin's Original Media ("LA Ink," "Storm Chasers," "Swamp People") and Elyse Seiden (Red State). The series delivered 2 million total viewers.

"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," said Charlie Collier, AMC's president.

"The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Glen Mazzara serves as series' showrunner and executive producer. Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Frank Darabont are executive producers with Greg Nicotero as co-executive producer. Season two of the critically acclaimed global hit series continues to deliver the strongest telecasts for any drama in basic cable history against Adults 18-49, as well as, top international pay-TV ratings on Fox International Channels' (FIC) major markets.

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Series: Walking Dead