‘The Walking Dead’ is back! Well, kinda.
AMC reveals the show's secrets in 'Inside the Walking Dead'
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine
- Jul. 8, 2014
It’s summer. Ratings for your network are down, your top show is on hiatus, and none of your new shows has really caught on. So what do you do?
If you’re AMC, you put something related to your record-breaking top show on the air, even if it’s not a new episode.
Hence tonight’s special, “Inside the Walking Dead,” which airs at 10 p.m. on AMC
. The documentary explores the making of the smash hit zombie drama, including how the show’s story arcs are mapped out and how they apply that killer makeup.
“Inside” is the second of three “Dead” specials AMC has planned leading up to July 25, when the network will premiere the highly anticipated trailer for the show’s fifth season at Comic Con.
Last fall, following similar hype and buildup, “Dead” returned to record ratings. It’s easily the No. 1 non-sports show on cable and it lifted AMC to all-time ratings highs last year.
This summer, however, has been a different story for the network. Its new shows, “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Turn,” have drawn only okay ratings, and viewership among adults 18-49 was down 11 percent in primetime in June, according to Nielsen, following a 6 percent dip in May.
The talking dead special aired this past Sunday night. The walkind dead special is this week.