[Warning: Spoilers ahead from The Walking Dead comic book series.]
Is AMC's The Walking Dead planning to bring in current comics villain Negan?
In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment from the newly released season-five trailer, Glenn (Steven Yeun) seems to be in imminent danger from an unknown character seemingly armed with a baseball bat about to take a swing at his head (see photo above).
The most recent season of The Walking Dead, all told, actually averaged just a shade over 28 million viewers every week.
AMC, when asked for gross metrics for its flagship drama, points out that the series' fourth season jumped by nearly 10 million viewers weekly once replays, on-demand and TV Everywhere views are taken into account. That's up from the already daunting 18.4 million viewers the series gets from the original broadcasts' live-plus-7 day ratings.
It's official: AMC dominated the 2013-14 television season -- at least on Twitter.
Nielsen Social released a data report on Monday analyzing the shows, specials and moments that reached the biggest Twitter audiences and engaged fans at record levels in the U.S. this season, from Sept. 1, 2013 through May 25, 2014.
AMC on Tuesday released the first official image from the upcoming fifth season of The Walking Dead.
Judging from the photo, Andrew Lincoln's beleaguered former sheriff may not be completely trapped in the railcar in which he ended season four as the group's fearless leader Rick Grimes appears to be seeing the light of day in the photo, at left.
Just how high can The Walking Dead go? The answer to that question might still be a ways off. The AMC drama wrapped its fourth season with yet another ratings record on Sunday night.
The Walking Dead averaged 15.7 million viewers, a finale best. That's just 400,000 viewers shy of the previous all-time record, fall's 16.1 million-strong premiere. And looking at the comparable finale a year ago, The Walking Dead jumped a whopping 3.2 million.