‘The Walking Dead’ Remains The Number 1 Show On TV
With 18.6 Million Viewer S6 Finale
I first starting blogging around the start of season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’ it was still gaining traction and has now turned into one of two shows on TV along with ‘Game Of Thrones’ virtually immune to the huge decline in ratings viewership both network & cable TV shows has seen.
“THE WALKING DEAD” CLOSES ITS SIXTH SEASON AS THE #1 SHOW ON TV FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW
90-MINUTE FINALE DELIVERED 18.4 MILLION VIEWERS, INCLUDING 11.5 MILLION ADULTS 18-49 AND 11.7 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 IN NIELSEN LIVE+3 RATINGS
“TALKING DEAD” FINALE DELIVERS 7.4 MILLION VIEWERS, INCLUDING 4.5 MILLION ADULTS 18-49 AND 4.7 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 IN NIELSEN LIVE+3 RATINGS
SEASON SIX OF “THE WALKING DEAD” AVERAGED 18 MILLION VIEWERS, INCLUDING 11.5 MILLION ADULTS 18-49
“TALKING DEAD” REMAINS THE #1 TALK SHOW ON TELEVISION, WITH THE CURRENT SEASON AVERAGING 5.9 MILLION VIEWERS AND 3.6 MILLION ADULTS 18-49 IN LIVE+3 RATINGS
NEW YORK, NY, April 8, 2016 – “The Walking Dead” closed its sixth season Sunday with a 90-minute finale that delivered 18.4 million viewers and 11.5 million adults 18-49 (9.1 US RTG) in Nielsen live+3 ratings. The episode is expected to generate more than a million additional digital views, and capped a season that again saw “The Walking Dead” as the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, with an average live+3 viewership across the season’s 16 episodes of 18 million total viewers, 11.5 million adults 18-49 and 11.3 million adults 25-54.
The “Talking Dead” finale delivered 7.4 million viewers in live+3 ratings, including 4.5 million adults 18-49 (3.5 US RTG) and 4.7 million adults 25-54.
“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,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “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.”
On finale night and across its entire sixth season, “The Walking Dead” was again a major focus of attention in social media on platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
On the day of the season six finale, “The Walking Dead” ranked as the most talked about television show on all three platforms and generated nearly 3 million social engagements on Sunday night. Across the entire season, “The Walking Dead” social content garnered more than 47 million total social engagements during primetime with Twitter and Instagram social engagements seeing double-digit gains of 35% and 55% over the previous year.