The Talking Dead

AMC to geek out in late-night

US cable channel AMC has ordered a late-night talk show for fanboys. Geeking Out (WT) has Comic Book Men’s Kevin Smith and Heroes: Reborn’s Greg Grunberg attached as hosts, and Matador Content and The Weinstein Company coproducing in association with Bandwagon Media. The 30-minute nightly show will look at pop culture from a fanboy perspective […]

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 […]

Fear the Walking Dead sets cable ratings record

The first season of Fear the Walking Dead delivered an average 11.2 million viewers across its six episode run, making it the most-watched first season of any show ever on US cable. The Walking Dead companion series show ended its run on AMC last Sunday (October 11). Of the average 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million […]

AMC hands Walking Dead spin-off global run

AMC Global has acquired the spin-off of zombie drama The Walking Dead, which has received a double-season order on the flagship AMC channel in the US. The Walking Dead companion series, which has been dubbed both Cobalt and Fear the Walking Dead but remains untitled, will broadcast on AMC Global channels around the world less […]

AMC exits unscripted

US cable channel AMC is stopping production of its unscripted slate in order to focus efforts on premium drama, which have already yielded Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Mad Men. As part of the strategy, all development will end. Production of all unscripted shows, including the recently-recommissioned Game of Arms but excluding Walking Dead […]

New Walking Dead beats Olympics with massive numbers

The return of The Walking Dead delivered almost 16 million viewers for cable net AMC, beating broadcast network NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics. The zombie series has helped redefine cable ratings, consistently delivering huge numbers. The opening installment of the second part of the fourth season sent out on Sunday in a 9pm […]

Data Centre: Cable channels power ahead

Duck Dynasty, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and many others underline the fact that cable shows have been making big headlines for some time now, with outstanding viewing scores and ratings results that challenge the big four broadcasters, says Julia Espérance, media consultant at Eurodata TV and service manager for the New on the Air […]

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 […]

Breaking Bad signs off with record ratings

The final episode of Breaking Bad has won the best ever ratings for US cable network AMC. The finale of the gritty drama – about a school teacher turned meth dealer – garnered 10.3 million viewers and 6.7 million in the all-important 18-to-49 demo. There were 5.6 million viewers in the 25-to-54 category. Bizarrely, many […]

The Bible beats The Walking Dead in epic ratings battle

The latest instalment of The Bible on History narrowly edged out The Walking Dead on AMC as both once again recorded over ten million viewers and were the top shows across US television on the night. Both series have set a new benchmark for cable TV ratings in the US, regularly beating out competition from […]