The Walking Dead makes television history following season 7 ratings

Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead, AMC via (Uploader: Cass)
Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead, AMC via (Uploader: Cass) /

The Walking Dead continues to set records with viewership of it’s zombie survival horror drama, even making television history after season 7 of the series.

In the midst of many fans and media outlets discussing doom and gloom regarding the ratings of AMC’s flagship program The Walking Dead, the hit zombie drama continued to bring in hordes of viewers, even setting a television record in the process.

According to a press release from AMC, The Walking Dead has been #1 show on television in the key 18-49 age grouping for 5 straight years now, and is the only drama ever to do in television history.

"“The Walking Dead” completed its seventh season Sunday night as the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive year, the only drama in television history to hold the #1 title for five consecutive years.  “The Walking Dead” has extended its lead over the #2 program (“Big Bang Theory”, CBS) by 61% among adults 18-49."

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Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios recognized this feat in the press release, giving credit to the creator, showrunner. cast, crew, partners for making the show such a massive success.

"“Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, our outstanding executive producing team, cast and crew as well as the many partners at AMC and around the world who elevate this unique program all deserve a heartfelt thank you and congratulations.” Collier said. “It is a tribute to everyone involved that the show continues to surprise and engage, entertain and amaze after 99 episodes… and counting.”"

The Walking Dead isn’t the only AMC show centered around the undead that is dominating ratings in its group. The post-show discussion on Talking Dead kept the Chris Hardwick led program on top of the talk show ratings once again.

"“Talking Dead” remains the #1 talk show on television, averaging 4.9 million viewers per week for the just-completed season."

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Congratulations go out to The Walking Dead, Talking Dead, AMC, and everyone involved with those projects on amazing accomplishments. Hopefully, these great programs their streak will continue when season 8 returns this October.