The Walking Dead Season 4 Shatters Previous Viewership Record Held In Season 3

The viewership numbers are out for the premiere of The Walking Dead Season 4 and it has shattered the record held by the Season 3 finale. AMC announced yesterday that the first episode of Season 4 delivered the highest rating of any other episode in the series history. Episode 1 was watched by 16.1 million total viewers and 10.4 million adults aged 18-49. With numbers like that, The Walking Dead continues to be the No.1 show among the coveted 18-49 demographic on TV.

AMC President Charlie Collier is clearly pleased with the outcome and thanks all the fans who watched on Sunday.

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. We could not be more proud of this show and everyone on both sides of the camera who work so hard to give life to this story of character, leadership and survival. It starts with series creator, writer and executive producer Robert Kirkman, show runner and executive producer Scott Gimple and the director of last night’s episode (and the man behind the make-up) executive producer Greg Nicotero, their fellow executive producers and an extraordinary cast and crew who are giving their all every day. So clearly, thanks to them, the dead have never been more alive.

With a great announcement comes a little bonus. We’ve included above a new preview of Season 4 that has footage from the upcoming episode slated for next Sunday on AMC.

Check it out!

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