The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere Is A Ratings Winner

Huge ratings news for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

The Season 4 premiere of the AMC drama was watched by 16.1 million viewers. But, the big number — the one that advertisers love — is that 10.4 million of those viewers were in the 18-49 demo, according to AMC.

That 10.4 million makes the show the No. 1 show on TV in the 18-49 demo in the 2013-2014 season.

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“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,” AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement. “We could not be more proud of this show and everyone on both sides of the camera who work so hard to give life to this story of character, leadership and survival.

“It starts with series creator, writer and executive producer Robert Kirkman, show runner and executive producer Scott Gimple and the director of last night’s episode (and the man behind the make-up) executive producer Greg Nicotero, their fellow executive producers and an extraordinary cast and crew who are giving their all every day. So clearly, thanks to them, the dead have never been more alive,” his statement concluded.

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There was also big news for “Talking Dead,” which is hosted by Chris Hardwick. The talk show, which on Sunday night featured guests including “TWD’s” showrunner Scott Gimple and “Castle’s” Nathan Fillion, was watched by 5.1 million viewers, and 3.3 million in the 18-49 demo.

-- Jolie Lash

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