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AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Premiere Breaks Cable Record; ‘Walking Dead’ Returns …

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returned with beast — yet not utterly record-breaking — ratings on Sunday and also helped lead-out “Better Call Saul” to a best-ever wire premiere smoothness in pivotal demos.

According to Nielsen estimates, “Walking Dead” averaged an 8.0 rating in adults 18-49 (about 10.1 million) and 15.6 million viewers overall, a third best scores for a uncover to date behind usually a deteriorate premieres in 2014 (8.65 demo rating, 17.29 million viewers overall) and 2013 (8.2 demo rating, 16.11 million viewers overall).

This outlines a initial time a zombie play hasn’t set a array record in 18-49 with a deteriorate or midseason premiere: 2.7, 3.8, 4.2, 5.8, 6.1, 8.2, 8.6 and now 8.0.

Sunday’s midseason lapse of “Dead” is a top-rated frequently scheduled party array telecast of 2015 in a demo (close behind usually a special post-Super Bowl part of NBC’s “The Blacklist”). It hold adult good to a Grammys, too, with a CBS song awards uncover violence it in 18-49 by a tighten domain (8.5 to 8.0).

“Better Call Saul,” that shifts to a unchanging Monday timeslot tonight, debuted with 6.9 million viewers and 4.4 million adults 18-49. The prior high for a wire premiere in a demo was USA’s “The Dead Zone” in 2002 with 4 million viewers in a demo.

Among all array premieres during a 2014-15 season, “Saul” ranks third in 18-49 (3.4 rating), behind usually ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” and Fox’s “Empire” (both 3.8).

And during 11:15 p.m., a midseason premiere of “Talking Dead” averaged 2.8 million viewers, including 1.9 million adults 18-49. Last night’s part featured Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese) and executive producer Greg Nicotero, who also destined final night’s part of “The Walking Dead.”

“Walking Dead” has delivered rare same-night ratings expansion via a run — generally considerable deliberation that DVR use has grown usually given a entrance in 2010.

After averaging a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.23 million sum viewers with a short, six-episode initial deteriorate in a tumble of 2010, a array has built with any half deteriorate since: 3.4 rating/6.45 million in tumble 2011, 3.9 rating/7.45 million in winter 2012, 5.3 rating/10.08 million in tumble 2012, 5.8 rating/11.41 million in winter 2013, 6.6 rating/12.98 million in tumble 2013, and 7.5 rating/14.56 million in winter 2014.

In “live and 7″ averages (DVR playback for a week following a premiere) for 2014, a 16 episodes of “Walking Dead” averaged a 10.0 rating in 18-49 and 19.18 million viewers overall, adult from 8.6 and 16.48 million in 2013. “Dead” was a No. 1 party array on radio in a demo and No. 3 in sum viewers (behind usually “The Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS”).

 

Article source: http://variety.com/2015/tv/ratings/amcs-walking-dead-returns-with-15-6-million-viewers-saul-premiere-solid-behind-it-1201428816/

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