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[02/22/16 - 08:48 AM]
AMC Roars Into 2016 with Five Original Premieres in Two Nights, "Walkers and Talkers and Saul, Oh My!"
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15.

[via press release from AMC]

AMC ROARS INTO 2016 WITH FIVE ORIGINAL PREMIERES IN TWO NIGHTS, "WALKERS AND TALKERS AND SAUL, OH MY!"

"THE WALKING DEAD" RETURNS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF ITS SIXTH SEASON WITH THE HIGHEST-RATED ADULTS 18-49 ENTERTAINMENT TELECAST OF 2016, DELIVERING 19.1 MILLION VIEWERS AND 12.1 MILLION ADULTS 18-49 IN LIVE+3 RATINGS

MID-SEASON PREMIERE ADDED 1.1 MILLION DIGITAL VIEWS WITHIN THREE DAYS, FOR A TOTAL AUDIENCE OF MORE THAN 20 MILLION IN THREE DAYS, AND MORE THAN 13 MILLION ADULTS 18-49

"TALKING DEAD" RETURNS WITH ITS HIGHEST-RATED EPISODE ALL SEASON, 7.5 MILLION VIEWERS INCLUDING 4.6 MILLION ADULTS 18-49

COMIC BOOK MEN DELIVERS 1.3 MILLION VIEWERS IN LIVE+3 RATINGS, 65 PERCENT IN THE COVETED 18-49 DEMO

AUDIENCE FOR THE "BETTER CALL SAUL" SEASON TWO PREMIERE GROWS 83% PERCENT IN THREE DAYS TO 4.7 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS AND GROWS 98% TO 2.7 MILLION ADULTS 18-49

"TALKING SAUL" SPECIAL DELIVERS NEARLY 1 MILLION VIEWERS

NEW YORK, NY - February 22, 2015 - AMC roared into 2016 with five original premieres in two nights, including the return of "The Walking Dead," attracting more than 20 million viewers in three days on linear and digital platforms. With 12.1 million adults 18-49 in linear live+3 ratings and more than 1 million more 18-49 digital viewers within three days, "The Walking Dead" mid-season premiere is by far the highest-rated entertainment show this year among adults 18-49, excluding sports and specials.

"Talking Dead" returned after "The Walking Dead" with its highest-rated episode this season, delivering 7.5 million total viewers and 4.6 million adults 18-49. The episode featured host Chris Hardwick and guests Greg Nicotero (series executive producer, special effects makeup supervisor and episode director), country star Carrie Underwood and cast member Benedict Samuel, who played one of the Wolves.

Airing at midnight, after "The Walking Dead" and "Talking Dead," "Comic Book Men" returned with - once again - remarkable performance for its time slot and one of the higher concentrations of 18-49 viewers of any show on television. The episode delivered 1.3 million viewers, 65 percent of whom were in the 18-49 demo - 865,000 18-49 viewers in all, live+3.

The audience for the second season premiere of "Better Call Saul" grew 83 percent in total viewers and 98 percent in adults 18-49 in three days, for a total live+3 audience of 4.7 million viewers and 2.7 million adults 18-49. The critically acclaimed series returned for its second season airing against the Grammy Awards and without "The Walking Dead" as a lead-in. The second episode of "Better Call Saul" airs tonight at 10 p.m. on AMC.

Finally, a special episode of the "Talking Saul" after-show delivered 943,000 viewers in live+3 ratings, including 521,000 adults 18-49. AMC will also air "Talking Saul" following the "Better Call Saul" season finale on April 18.

"What a terrific start to the year for these iconic AMC series, and what a pleasure to share our biggest weekend of originals ever with such passionate and engaged fans," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "We are proud to be working with all the remarkable creative talent driving these shows. Five premieres over one holiday weekend: Together, we walked, we talked, we called and now we can't wait to explore what's next for these unforgettable characters and unique worlds."

Key Nielsen Highlights for the Mid-Season Premiere of "The Walking Dead" (L+3)

Episode 609, 9 p.m., Sunday, February 14

· 19.1 million viewers, up 39% from live/same day (growth of 5.3 million)

· 12.1 million Adults 18-49, up 41% from live/same day (growth of 3.6 million)

· 12.1 million Adults 25-54, up 42% from live/same day (growth of 3.6 million)

Additional digital plays of episode 609 within three days

· 1.125 million (more than 1 million adults 18-49)

Key Nielsen Highlights for the Mid-Season Premiere of "Talking Dead" (L+3)*

Episode 609, 10 p.m. Sunday, February 14

· 7.5 million viewers, up 17% from live/same day (growth of 1.1 million)

· 4.6 million Adults 18-49, up 17% from live/same day (growth of 675k)

· 4.8 million Adults 25-54, up 18% from live/same day (growth of 725k)

*Highest-rated episode this season

Key Nielsen Highlights for the Mid-Season Premiere of "Comic Book Men" (L+3)

Episode 506, 12:02 a.m., Monday, February 15

· 1.3 million viewers, up 20% from live/same day (growth of 226k)

· 865k Adults 18-49, up 20% from live/same day (growth of 142k)

· 841k Adults 25-54, up 21% from live/same day (growth of 144k)

Key Nielsen Highlights for the Season Two Premiere of "Better Call Saul" (L+3)

Episode 201, 10 p.m., Monday, February 15

· 4.7 million viewers, up 83% from live/same day (growth of 2.1 million)

· 2.7 million Adults 18-49, up 98% from live/same day (growth of 1.3million)

· 2.9 million Adults 25-54, up 99% from live/same day (growth of 1.4 million)

Key Nielsen Highlights for the "Talking Saul" Special Aftershow (L+3)

Episode 201, 11 p.m., Monday, February 15

· 943K viewers, up 27% from live/same day (growth of 199K)

· 521K Adults 18-49, up 28% from live/same day (growth of 113K)

· 563K Adults 25-54, up 34% from live/same day (growth of 144K)

The return of "The Walking Dead" also became a major event in social media, despite competition from the NBA All-Star Game and other buzz-generating events. #TheWalkingDead was a top hashtag trend during both East and West Coast broadcasts on 2/14, conversation around the show topped 1.5 million tweets from nearly 925,000 users for an estimated 4.1 billion total Twitter impressions. The #IHeartTWD Valentine's Day campaign, which rewarded fans using the hashtag with a special visual return message, garnered an estimated 620 million impressions. "The Walking Dead" and "Talking Dead" also trended on Facebook the day of the premieres with nearly 44 million impressions, and "The Walking Dead" was a top trend on Instagram.

The "Better Call Saul" season two premiere trended on Twitter during primetime on 2/15, garnering 57,600 mentions on Twitter by more than 40,000 users for an estimated 403 million impressions and more than 22 million impressions on Facebook and nearly 3.4 million Facebook video views.

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 eight with 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 three years with "The Walking Dead." AMC's current original drama series include "The Walking Dead," "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands" and the forthcoming "The Night Manager," "Feed the Beast," "Preacher" and "The Son." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men" and the upcoming "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." 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.





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