Taken from a press release for AMC's The Walking Dead
“THE WALKING DEAD” RETURNS AS THE BIGGEST SHOW ON TELEVISION FOR THE FIFTH CONSECUTIVE SEASON
SEASON SEVEN PREMIERE GROWS IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS FROM THE SEASON SIX PREMIERE AND FINALE
IN NIELSEN LIVE+3 RATINGS, SEASON SEVEN PREMIERE DELIVERS 20.8 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, 13.2 MILLION ADULTS 18-49 AND 13 MILLION ADULTS 25-54
EXPANDED 90-MINUTE “TALKING DEAD” IS HIGHEST-RATED TALKING DEAD EVER IN ADULTS 25-54 AND SECOND HIGHEST IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 18-49, DELIVERING 8.7 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, 5.4 MILLION ADULTS 18-49 AND 5.5 MILLION ADULTS 25-54
LINEAR RATINGS ACCOMPANIED BY RECORD DIGITAL VIEWERSHIP, NEARLY 2.5 MILLION VIEWS TO DATE AND GROWING
The premiere had many fans on pins and needles. Are we surprised that TWD has that many viewers? No we're not. We here at the FGZ were waiting to see who Negan took out and we were not disappointed. The psychological trama that was inflicted on Rick alone should be enough to keep viewers coming back to see what will happen next. Stay tuned to the Fangirl Zone and Hollow9ine for more reactions and podcasts.