The Walking Dead continues to demolish the ratings competition.
AMC's zombie drama averaged 8.7 million adults 18-49 on Sunday night, a 6.8 rating. Not only does that make it the highest-rated TV outing of the past week, it outpaces direct competition from Sunday Night Football by 8 percent. This marks the second weekend in a row that The Walking Dead has outperformed the sports flagship.
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the "Isolation" episode of The Walking Dead.]
AMC's The Walking Dead picked up right where it left off, exploring the mental and emotional toll Karen's and David's deaths has had on the group and specifically Tyreese, who experienced the loss of someone close to him for the first time in this new world.
AMC is doubling down on The Walking Dead, developing a mysterious companion series from Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comics, on which the zombie drama is based. AMC envisions the series for a target on-air date of 2015 for the original drama that will feature a brand-new story and a new cast of characters based on the rules of the universe featured in Kirkman's long-running comic book series.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the cast and creators of The Walking Dead to hear their pitches for the companion series.
"There's definitely something going on with this guy; he's definitely haunting." That's how The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple describes the prison's newest resident, Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.).
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from The Walking Dead's "Infected" episode.]
The survivors of The Walking Dead faced two new threats Sunday in the second episode of its fourth season, after Patrick, who succumbed to a flu and turned overnight, terrorized the gated community of the prison.
By most standards, Sunday's return of The Walking Dead was the biggest thing to happen to TV so far this fall -- with the obvious exception of the NFL. But with three days of DVR viewing now factored in, it turns out the season four premiere now stands as the most watched nonsports broadcast in cable history.
AMC's The Walking Dead returned for its fourth season with a roar last week, as a new threat from within the walls of the prison is poised to wreak havoc on the group of survivors.
The new threat -- led by zombie Patrick -- comes as the group's formerly fearless leader Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) has turned over a new leaf to become Farmer Rick, the low-key focused father of two who has forsaken his position in favor of a safe routine in his bid to be a proper caretaker to son Carl and baby daughter Judith.