"The Walking Dead' Premieres to Record-Breaking Numbers
To the delight of those who've long-wished for a smash-hit hit hardcore horror television series, last night's The Walking Dead premiere earned boffo numbers for its network, AMC -- winning the highest ratings for any cable TV series premiere this year from the highly coveted 18-49 year-old audience.
According to a press release issued by AMC, The Walking Dead enjoyed the highest-rated original series premiere in AMC's history. The show's debut "resulted in a 3.7 HH rating netting over 5.3 total million viewers making it the largest audience for any original series on the network."
"'It's a good day to be dead. We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached,' said Charlie Collier, AMC's president."
It's worth noting that, during the premiere, a promo aired for a contest in which viewers can win a walk-on role as a zombie in an upcoming episode of the show. Since all six first-season episodes have already been shot, does this mean an official announcement regarding The Walking Dead's renewal for a second season is right around the corner? If not, it's a good indication the network is thinking along those lines. Yet another reason to celebrate on this Day of the Dead!"
I thought it was already verified that they were green lit for season 2, but I guess it hasn't been confirmed yet.