‘The Walking Dead’ Hits Big, 8.3 Million Big

Did y’all have a good Halloween? Ya? Well I know a few folks who had a great Halloween. Regardless of how much candy you scored Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Frank Darabont and the folks at AMC scored something much sweeter.

Deadline Hollywood is reporting a record breaking night for The Walking Dead:

In adults 18-49, Walking Dead garnered 3.6 million viewers to become the highest-rated cable series premiere in 2010. In addition to the original 10 PM airing, AMC re-ran the Walking Dead pilot at 11:30 PM and 1 AM for a cumulative audience of 8.1 million viewers. “It’s a good day to be dead,” said AMC president Charlie Collier “We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached.”

Damn! That’s great news! Ya know what’s even better? Review aggregator Metacritic, which aggregates the input of both critics and views, currently ranks the show at an 85 with a 9.2 user score, meaning a lot of the folks who tuned in this past weekend could likely return for more when episode two shambles onto screens next week. Reiterating America’s love affair with Zombies. Looks like we have a lot more ‘Walking Dead’ to look forward too.

It was a gigantic win for the guys over at AMC. The show was amazing and definitely deserved to draw such large audience share.

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