He made us cry with The Shawshank Redemption.
He made us scream with The Mist.
Now, he's making us scream and the competition cry with his new AMC series The Walking Dead.
Director Frank Darabont's zombieriffic series opened on Halloween night at 10 p.m. with over 5.3 million viewers, which marked the AMC's biggest opener for an original series ever!
For adults 18-49, the show got 3.6 million viewers, which made it the highest-rated cable series premiere in 2010.
The premiere ran two more times, at 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., landing the premiere with a total of 8.1 million viewers for the entire night!
Here's what AMC president Charlie Collier had to say about the show's premiere:
“It’s a good day to be dead. We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached.”
Congrats to Frank Darabont and AMC! And thank you for providing the world with some zombielicious Halloween night entertainment, bbs!
Did U watch The Walking Dead? If so, did it scare you?
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