AMC should be very happy with the success of “The Walking Dead.” The Season 4 finale, “A,” delivered the show’s best finale ratings, with 15.7 million people tuning in. Of that number, 10.2 million were adults ages 18-49.
Sunda (March 30) was also a good night for the season finale of “Talking Dead,” which brought in 7.3 million viewers and 4.7 million adults 18-49. It makes sense that so many viewers stuck around after “The Walking Dead’s” cliffhanger finale, as showrunner Scott Gimple gave some teases of what fans should expect in Season 5.
Following “Talking Dead,” the Season 3 finale of “Comic Book Men” was watched by 1.1 million viewers, and 715,000 adults 18-49.
While “A” was the best performance for a season finale of “TWD,” it fell just short of an all-time record for the show. The current series high for “The Walking Dead” was the 16.1 million viewers it brought in for its Season 4 premiere. Of those, 10.4 million fell in the 18-49 demo, which puts it on par with the finale.
Considering the Season 3 finale brought in 12.4 million and 8.1 million adults 18-49, it stands to reason that Season 5’s premiere will break the show’s ratings record again. “The Walking Dead” Season 5 is expected to return in October 2014.