Wednesday, 8 April 2015


The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale In Series History
The special 90-minute Season 5 Finale of The Walking Dead last night was the highest-rated finale in series history, delivering 15.8 million viewers and 10.4 million adults 18-49. The episode capped the show’s strong fifth season with all 16 episodes ranking in the top 20 entertainment telecasts across all of television this broadcast season among adults 18-49. When including sports and specials, all 16 episodes of The Walking Dead season five rank in the top 50 telecasts across all of television among adults 18-49 – the first time a series has achieved this in cable history. With time-shifted playback added in, this Season Finale of The Walking Dead should exceed more than 20 million viewers and 14 million adults 18-49.
The Walking Dead remains the #1 show in all of television among adults 18-49. Despite formidable competition from the NFL in the first half of its season and special event programming in the second half, such as the Oscars, the Grammys, the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special and the NBA All-Star Game, the show’s fifth season has delivered an average of 14.4 million viewers and 9.4 million adults 18-49 live/same day across its 16 episodes, an increase of 9% season over season in adults 18-49.
Also last night,Talking Dead achieved its highest-rated episode in series history, drawing 7.5 million viewers and 4.9 million adults 18-49. Each week, the live Talking Dead aftershow features host Chris Hardwick and fans, actors, producers and other TV enthusiasts discussing that night’sead premiere. Last night’s Season Finale featured Norman Reedus (Daryl), Melissa McBride (Carol) and Lennie James (Morgan).

Click here  to watch The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale and other Season 5 episodes on amc.com, then Click here to watch the Talking Dead Season 5 Finale.
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