"INTO THE BADLANDS" CLOSES ITS SECOND SEASON AS A TOP SCRIPTED SERIES ON CABLE
Martial Arts Drama Already Renewed For Expanded 16-Episode
Third Season, Will Return To AMC Next Year
Season Two Averaged 3 Million Viewers Per Episode, Including 1.7 Million Adults 25-54, In Nielsen Live+3 Ratings
NEW YORK, NY - May 26, 2017 - AMC's martial arts drama "Into the Badlands" closed its second season as a top-ten scripted series on ad-supported cable. The 10-episode second season averaged 3 million viewers per episode, including 1.7 million adults 25-54, in Nielsen live+3 ratings. The series has already been renewed for an expanded third season of 16 episodes premiering on AMC next year.
"Ambitious from the start, 'Into the Badlands' was built to look like nothing else on television and its scope and what this team delivered week-in and week-out only grew in season two," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "Thanks to Al Gough, Miles Millar and a talented and extremely dedicated team of producers crew and cast, led by Daniel Wu, for bringing this extraordinary series to vibrant life. I assure you that the journey in season three will only be bigger and badder."
For the current television season, AMC has four out of the top six scripted series on ad-supported cable among adults 25-54, and four of the top five scripted dramas among adults 18-49.
Top 10 Scripted Series on Ad-Supported Cable among P25-54
Network Program L+3 P25-54 (000)
AMC WALKING DEAD 9,775
FX AMERICAN HORROR STORY 3,361
AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 3,189
AMC BETTER CALL SAUL 1,977
HIST VIKINGS 1,756
AMC INTO THE BADLANDS 1,724
CMDY SOUTH PARK 1,606
FX TABOO 1,515
OWN HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS 1,417
FX LEGION 1,357
Source: Nielsen Live+3 P25-54 (000), Broadcast Season to-date (9/19/2016-5/21/2017), 8P-11P, Ad-Supported Cable, scripted series, excluding repeats, specials, gapped, breakouts, and 1 t/c programs
Key Nielsen Highlights for Season 2 of "Into the Badlands" (L+3)
3.0 million viewers per episode
1.6 million Adults 18-49, 1.2 national rating
1.7 million Adults 25-54, 1.4 national rating
The "Into the Badlands" season two finale on May 21 delivered 2.2 million total viewers, including 1.2 million adults 25-54 and 1.1 million adults 18-49, in Nielsen live+3 ratings.
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.
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," "The Son" and the forthcoming "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "Talking With Chris Hardwick," "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.