Despite The Walking Dead Season 6 finale garnering huge amounts of seething, teeth-grinding, vein-pulsin' hatred — including a 70 percent negativity rating on Twitter — the show as a whole is charting new levels of major success.
AMC proudly announced that The Walking Dead is the No. 1 show on TV for the fourth year in a row. Seriously. Let's break down the Season 6 finale into a few vital numbers:
- 18.4 million viewers
- 11.5 million viewers in key 18-49 demographic
- 18 million season average
- 7.4 million viewers for finale Talking Dead
AMC president Charlie Collier was stoked about The Walking Dead's stellar performance, saying in a press release:
We know how rare it is to have the #1 show on television for four years running and to share a season six finale on AMC with more than 18 million fans, to say nothing of the passionate and appreciated conversations that followed. So, as we close this season, first and foremost, a heartfelt 'thank you' is on all of our minds.
Thank you to everyone who makes 'The Walking Dead' possible, from those working in the Los Angeles-Senoia-New York ‘zombie triangle’ to our fans around the world. We now put down Lucille for a while and leave the ‘at bats’ to baseball until our October return.
It's gonna be a long, hard wait for Season 7, but at least AMC has considerately provided us with more in-universe thrills, kills and biters, with the first episode of Fear The Walking Dead available to watch right now! Here's a tasty teaser for the first episode, "Monster."
Are you frothing at the mouth for The Walking Dead, Season 7?