Walking Dead hits new record in ratings

dead4The Walking Dead hit a brand new record for its season 5 premiere.  It destroyed everything on television, including Monday Night Football.  At one time, nothing could beat football on television, especially on Monday nights.  Now, the zombie is king, and by a large margin at that.  I just can’t believe it.

The Walking Dead opener was watched by 17.3 million viewers, breaking their old record from last year, which was 16.1.  Tvbythenumbers also reports that it was the most tweeted social media topic by one million tweets and the most posted about on Facebook.  It could be the most watched show in a very long time.  TVbytheNumbers also reminds us that AMC has picked up The Walking Dead for a sixth season.  I can see why.