"INTO THE BADLANDS" SLASHES ITS WAY INTO SEASON TWO AS CABLE'S #1 RETURNING SHOW IN 2017
Season Two Premiere Delivers 4.5 Million Viewers And 2.7 Million Adults 25-54 In Nielsen Live+3 Ratings
With The Return Of "Into The Badlands," AMC Now Has Four Of The Top 10 Shows On Cable Among Adults 25-54 This TV Season
NEW YORK, NY - March 24, 2017 - "Into the Badlands" returned to AMC Sunday night as cable's #1 returning show for 2017 among adults 25-54. The season two premiere delivered 4.5 million total viewers, 2.7 million adults 25-54 and 2.4 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings.
"It is great to have this thrill ride of a series, with the best, most truly artistic, fight sequences on television, return to AMC for a second season. That is does so as the #1 returning program on cable in 2017 is truly meaningful," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "Thanks to Al Gough, Miles Millar, our terrific cast and everyone else helping elevate this literal high-wire act. Most of all thanks to the fans for engaging and joining us for this wild ride."
Key Nielsen Highlights for the season 2 premiere of "Into the Badlands" (L+3)
Episode 201, Sunday, March 19
4.5 million viewers, up 24% from the Into the Badlands Season 1 finale
2.4 million Adults 18-49, up 19% from the Into the Badlands Season 1 finale
2.7 million Adults 25-54, up 20% from the Into the Badlands Season 1 finale
With the return of "Into the Badlands," AMC has four of the top 10 shows on cable among adults 25-54 this season.
Net Program Name TC L+3 P25-54 (000)
AMC WALKING DEAD 14 9,814
ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON L 15 5,386
FX AMERICAN HORROR STORY 9 3,361
AMC TALKING DEAD 13 3,280
BET NEW EDITION STORY, THE 3 3,212
AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 3 3,189
NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 6 2,886
AMC INTO THE BADLANDS 1 2,656
VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 2 2,477
DISC GOLD RUSH 21 2,311
Source: Nielsen, 16-17 STD (3/19/17) L+3, Cable series & reg season sports, excludes specials, encores, & election coverage.
From AMC Studios, "Into the Badlands" was created by executive producers/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and is executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, along with David Dobkin, Stephen Fung, Michael Taylor and Daniel Wu.
"Into the Badlands" airs Sunday nights on AMC.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," and the forthcoming "The Son," "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "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.