Scott Gimple

Walking Dead storms back, season seven coming

US cable’s biggest show, The Walking Dead, has had a seventh season commissioned after its third episode ratings brought in a stellar 18.2 million viewers in live+3 stats. Companion talk show The Talking Dead has also been given another run, after its third episode of the current run delivered the highest ratings yet for a […]

AMC labels Darabont’s Walking Dead claims ‘baseless’

AMC Networks has dubbed legal claims from former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont over unpaid fees “baseless” and as having “no merit”. Darabont and talent agency CAA brought the lawsuit two months ago, alleging he was unlawfully locked out of profits for the zombie drama, which is the highest rating drama series in the history […]

Walking Dead returns for fifth bite

US cable channel AMC has greenlit a fifth season of record-breaking zombie drama The Walking Dead. The show’s fourth season launch scored a record non-sports cable telecast 16.1 million initial viewers, rising to a record 20.2 million including live+3 viewers. “We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic […]

Walking Dead opener smashes cable ratings records

The first instalment of the fourth season of The Walking Dead has smashed its previous ratings record. It garnered 16.1 million viewers on Sunday, the biggest ever audience for the zombie drama. AMC said that factoring in time shifted seven day viewing the show will comfortably hit the 20 million viewer mark. The show has […]