In not so surprising news, The AMC network announced that it’s number one show, The Walking Dead has been renewed for a fifth season. We knew it was coming, it was just a case of when the announcement was going to be made and as AMC president, Charlie Collier, said in a statement “We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: ‘The Walking Dead’ is renewed for a fifth season“
“This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more ‘Dead.’“
Since it’s return three weeks ago, The Walking Dead has been holding it’s massive 16+ million viewers on a weekly basis for it’s fourth season, and it’s follow on show The Talking Dead is even managing to hold around 5 million viewers.
Locally, the show, which is aired on FOXTEL’s FX channel, is bringing in around 220,000 viewers, making it the networks biggest audience.