Monday, March 30, 2015

'The Walking Dead' Finale Brings in Monstrous Ratings

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A giant-sized season finale brought in giant-sized ratings for AMC and The Walking Dead. The numbers are in for "Conquer" and it looks like the title was fitting since it brought in a series record for the finale. Season Five has also been the series' highest rated so far.

Variety reported, "According to preliminary Nielsen estimates, the 90-minute season-ender of 'Walking Dead' averaged an 8.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.8 million viewers overall — up about 3% in both categories vs. its year-ago finale. It was also up week-to-week by 17% in the demo and by 14% in total viewers." In other words, it did damn well including bringing in "more than four times as many young adults as the night’s top-rated broadcast entertainment series."

Not only did the actual show do well but its after show, Talking Dead, got its all-time highest ratings.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the finale and the season as a whole. The sixth season will return in October, but in the meantime, the prequel, Fear The Walking Dead, premieres this summer.

-Larissa Mrykalo