The Walking Dead season 4 premiere sets new ratings record, blows Sunday’s competition out of the water

by Nick Barnes

The Walking Dead, season three, episode 13

The Walking Dead premiered on Sunday on AMC and we’ve been premised that season 4 will be the best season yet.

Early viewing figures reflect that promise as the hit show attracted its largest ever audience to date on Sunday evening, with more than 16 million people tuning in.

A whopping 16.1 million viewers tuned in to see the season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday evening, smashing all of its other viewing figure records.

Not only that, the show was the top rated show in the key 18-49 demographic, achieving a HUGE 8.2 score.

It doesn’t stop there either as the premiere is currently the largest telecast of the fall so far in the key adult demo, blowing the rest of Sunday’s programming out of the water.


The finale of season three managed to draw 12.4 million viewers back in March, so something is indeed working for The Walking Dead. It’ll be interesting to see how the show performs next Sunday.

AMC President, Charlie Collier has since thanked fans for tuning in and making the premiere episode of The Walking Dead the biggest yet!

Collier said: “Sincere thanks to the fans, who have welcomed The Walking Dead back for its fourth season with the highest-rated episode in the show’s history”.

Elsewhere, The Talking Dead which is a chat show that airs before the main episode, also set a new record with 5.1 million viewers tuning in along with gaining a 3.3 score.

The Walking Dead continues next Sunday on AMC.