or


[02/09/15 - 12:06 PM]
"Better Call Saul" Is the Biggest Series Premiere in Cable History Delivering 4.4 Million Adults 18-49 and 4.0 Million Adults 25-54
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 8.

[via press release from AMC]

"BETTER CALL SAUL" IS THE BIGGEST SERIES PREMIERE IN CABLE HISTORY DELIVERING 4.4 MILLION ADULTS 18-49 AND 4.0 MILLION ADULTS 25-54

"THE WALKING DEAD" RETURNS AS THE BIGGEST REGULARLY-SCHEDULED PROGRAM OF 2015 WITH 15.6 MILLION VIEWERS AND 10.1 MILLION ADULTS 18-49

"TALKING DEAD" AFTERSHOW RETURNS AT A LATER TIMESLOT FOR THE NIGHT (11:15PM - 12:15AM) WITH 2.8 MILLION VIEWERS AND 1.9 MILLION ADULTS 18-49

NEW YORK, NY - February 9, 2015 - The premiere of "Better Call Saul" on AMC last night was the biggest series premiere in cable history, drawing 4.4 million adults 18-49 and 4.0 million adults 25-54. The second episode of "Better Call Saul" airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, as part of a two-night television premiere event.

"The Walking Dead" returned for the second half of its fifth season with a mid-season premiere that delivered 15.6 million total viewers and 10.1 million adults 18-49. "The Walking Dead" remains the #1 show in all of television among adults 18-49. Last night's episode was the highest performing regularly-scheduled entertainment program of 2015. With time-shifted playback added in, this mid-season premiere of "The Walking Dead" should exceed more than 20 million viewers. AMC also expects to see significant time-shifting activity for "Better Call Saul," as the show is opening up a new night of original programming for the network on Mondays. AMC will next release ratings information for "Better Call Saul" early next week, with the arrival of live+3 Nielsen ratings for the two-night premiere.

Also last night, the "Talking Dead" aftershow premiered at a special time (Sunday 11:15pm - 12:15am) and delivered 2.8 million viewers and 1.9 million adults 18-49. Each week, "Talking Dead" features host Chris Hardwick and fans, actors, producers and other TV enthusiasts discussing that night's "The Walking Dead" premiere. The mid-season premiere featured Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese) and executive producer Greg Nicotero, who also directed last night's episode of "The Walking Dead."

"In a competitive environment that sometimes gets as much press as the shows themselves, it is gratifying to deliver programming that breaks through and reaches passionate audiences. For AMC, it starts with the creative talent we are so fortunate to be working with including, among many others - in the order of last night's unforgettable schedule - Robert Kirkman and Scott Gimple of The Walking Dead, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould of Better Call Saul, and Chris Hardwick of Talking Dead," said Charlie Collier, AMC president. "We are supremely thankful for the talented people who call this network home, and for the fans who continue to make AMC a television destination unlike any other. Walking. Calling. Talking. Humbling."

Key Nielsen Highlights for the Season Five Mid-Season Premiere of "The Walking Dead"

· 9:00 pm airing - 7.9 HH national rating (9.7 cvg) with 15.6 million viewers

· 9:00 pm airing - 8.0 national rating (10.0 cvg) with 10.1 million Adults 18-49

· 9:00 pm airing - 8.0 national rating (9.9 cvg) with 9.5 million Adults 25-54

Key Nielsen Highlights for the Series Premiere of "Better Call Saul"

· 10:00 pm airing - 3.7 HH national rating (4.5 cvg) with 6.9 million viewers

· 10:00 pm airing - 3.4 national rating (4.3 cvg) with 4.4 million Adults 18-49

· 10:00 pm airing - 3.3 national rating (4.1 cvg) with 4.0 million Adults 25-54

Key Nielsen Highlights for the Season Four Mid-Season Premiere of "Talking Dead"

· 11:15 pm airing - 1.6 national rating (2.0 cvg) with 2.8 million viewers

· 11:15 pm airing - 1.5 national rating (1.9 cvg) with 1.9 million Adults 18-49

· 11:15 pm airing - 1.4 national rating (1.8 cvg) with 1.7 million Adults 25-54

Top 5 Entertainment programs of 2015: Adults 18-49
1. NBC BLACKLIST, special slot/post-Super Bowl (2/1/15) 10,668
2. AMC THE WALKING DEAD (2/9/15) 10,129
3. FOX SIMPSONS (1/4/15) 5,981
4. FOX EMPIRE (2/4/15) 5,870
5. CBS BIG BANG THEORY (1/8/15) 5,866

Source: Nielsen Media Research fast nationals (US ratings), L+SD.

"The Walking Dead" and "Better Call Saul" also enjoyed strong social momentum last night, as the two series were the #1 and #2 most engaged shows, respectively, among the night's primetime series based on the ListenFirst Digital Audience RatingsTM. Throughout premiere night, "The Walking Dead" consistently landed among the Twitter Top 10 Trending list, at one point holding 6 of the top 10 trends at once. Leading up to premiere, "The Walking Dead" was the most engaging program on Facebook for the week, outperforming all other programs by more than 2 million engagements. Premiere day was particularly strong for "The Walking Dead" on Instagram, where once again it ranked as the most engaging television series for the day. "Better Call Saul" also trended on Twitter and Facebook for a significant portion of the evening.

About AMC

Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with "Mad Men," and six of the last seven with current back-to-back honoree, "Breaking Bad." The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last two years with "The Walking Dead." AMC's original drama series include "Mad Men," "The Walking Dead," "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," and the forthcoming "Humans," "The Making of The Mob: New York," "Into the Badlands" and "The Night Manager." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead" and "Comic Book Men." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.





  [february 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)
· TALKING DEAD (AMC)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[04/09/21 - 10:05 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Lead Competitive Night
"Grey's Anatomy" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" both top the evening among adults 18-49.

[04/08/21 - 10:05 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Leads Demo Race for FOX
The show's latest installment leads the night in adults 18-49 while NBC's dramas are the most-watched programs overall.

[04/07/21 - 10:03 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Puts CBS on Top in Viewers, Demos
The Eye pulls in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/06/21 - 10:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wraps NCAA Coverage on Top
The Eye's Men's Basketball National Championship Game easily wins the evening in all categories.

[04/05/21 - 10:07 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Puts ABC on Top in Demos
The reality competition leads the night among adults 18-49 while "60 Minutes" on CBS is the most-watched program overall.

[04/05/21 - 08:52 AM]
Vice TV Is America's Fastest Growing Entertainment Cable Network
The network is reporting 10% growth in adults 18-49 and 20% growth in adults 25-54.

[04/04/21 - 10:21 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA's Final Four Puts CBS on Top
The Eye dominates the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/03/21 - 10:08 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers; Shares Demo Crown with ABC, FOX
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" leads the night in both categories.

[04/02/21 - 10:00 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Gets Boost from "Law & Order" Crossover Event
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 with "Law & Order: Organized Crime" a close second.

[04/01/21 - 10:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers; Shares Demo Crown with FOX
"The Masked Singer" leads the night among adults 18-49 while "Chicago Fire" is the most-watched program overall.

[03/31/21 - 10:08 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Pooch Perfect" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network overall.

[03/30/21 - 10:05 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA's Elite Eight Puts CBS on Top
The Eye once again leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/29/21 - 10:04 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NCAA Overrun
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/28/21 - 10:24 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "48 Hours" Top Modest Evening
The Eye's newsmagazine leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/27/21 - 10:11 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers on Low Key Night
In addition, ABC and FOX lead the evening among adults 18-49.