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post #2701 of 6194
These are amazing numbers, imagine how much higher they would be if Dish carried it. Wow!

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' takes a big chunk of prime-time ratings
The Season 3 premiere of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC scores 7.3 million viewers, topping the new fall shows on broadcast TV.

October 16, 2012, 6:00 a.m.
Zombies must eat human flesh. And they're kind of partial to Nielsen ratings too, if the huge numbers for AMC's season premiere of "The Walking Dead" are any indication.

In another sign of the growing programming power of cable TV, Sunday's Season 3 rollout of the zombie drama devoured basic-cable ratings records and also became the highest-rated entertainment premiere among young adults this fall — higher even than "Modern Family" and "The Voice," not to mention "Revolution" and "Vegas" and all the other new series the broadcasters have put on.

Recent months have found cable dramas on a creative and viewership roll as broadcast rivals have lagged behind. Last month, Showtime's terrorism thriller "Homeland" took the top drama prize at the Emmy Awards, while major-broadcast dramas were completely shut out of the category.

The 9 p.m. premiere of "Walking Dead" drew 10.9 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That's a 50% hike over the Season 2 premiere and now ranks as the biggest telecast of any drama series in basic-cable history. However, HBO still holds the record for all cable networks: the 2002 Season 4 premiere of HBO's "The Sopranos" drew more than 13 million.

But that's not all. "Walking Dead" also scored 7.3 million viewers in the key category of adults ages 18 to 49, which is the main category the entertainment networks sell to advertisers. "Walking Dead" did better on that score than all the new and returning fall shows. By comparison, ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family" — which was the top-rated entertainment show this fall — drew 7.2 million viewers in that demographic group.

"We are honored and humbled that television's largest adult audience resides on AMC," AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement.

The zombie series' performance was even more extraordinary considering that AMC is not currently carried on the Dish Network, the satellite service with 14.3 million subscribers. As part of an ongoing contractual dispute, Dish dropped AMC at the end of June; the network has responded with ads urging customers to leave Dish and sign with another provider. Without the Dish feud, "Walking Dead's" ratings would almost certainly have crept even higher.

"That's an extraordinary rating for 'The Walking Dead,' especially since it's not being carried by Dish and its 14 million subscribers, as well as [its] premiering during the early weeks of the broadcast season," said Brad Adgate, an analyst for ad firm Horizon Media in New York.

"Based on the recent success of dramas at the Emmy Awards and broadcast type ratings of 'The Walking Dead' and [History's miniseries] 'Hatfields & McCoys' last May, it's apparent that some cable networks have found a formula to attract viewers and get critical acclaim," he added. Adgate noted that because "Walking Dead" has built-in appeal to young adults — it's based on a series of popular comic books — the series generates a high number of mentions on Twitter and other social-media platforms, further driving viewership.

When the repeats shown later in the evening were thrown in, "The Walking Dead's" total audience amounted to 15.2

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-walking-dead-ratings-20121016,0,5033424.story?track=rss
post #2702 of 6194
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That, and me not really liking when shows jump forward a big ways (especially when the whole show up to this point has taken place pretty consecutively) left me a bit disappointed with the premiere, but it was still great to have the show back.

Until/if they kill off Carl, I suspect more time jumps may occur. I imagine the creative team has had the situation LOST had with a rapidly growing Walt in their minds from the get go - plus the actor playing Carl has obviously grown since the show started.
post #2703 of 6194
Another thing to consider is the Sunday Night Football game was a big draw with Packers vs Texans..so that took away a big audience.
post #2704 of 6194
I have internet points for answering what the hell was Carl using for a suppressor?
post #2705 of 6194
wow really missing this. any internet access to these new episodes?

any news about dish and amc getting back together and making up?
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I have internet points for answering what the hell was Carl using for a suppressor?

You just lost your internets becasue of this post :P


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You just lost your internets becasue of this post :P
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Originally Posted by FreeBaGeL View Post


That, and me not really liking when shows jump forward a big ways (especially when the whole show up to this point has taken place pretty consecutively) left me a bit disappointed with the premiere, but it was still great to have the show back.

Until/if they kill off Carl, I suspect more time jumps may occur. I imagine the creative team has had the situation LOST had with a rapidly growing Walt in their minds from the get go - plus the actor playing Carl has obviously grown since the show started.

I figured the time jump was mostly for Carl. It lets the group grow and get dirty a bit too.

In the comics there was only a day or two between the farm, that didn't get overrun, and the prison. Kirkman seems fine rewriting his work for tv so far.
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I figured the time jump was mostly for Carl. It lets the group grow and get dirty a bit too.
In the comics there was only a day or two between the farm, that didn't get overrun, and the prison. Kirkman seems fine rewriting his work for tv so far.

didn't they stop in a housing development first? there was a lot of snow covering a sign that said SAFE INSIDE and when the snow melted the sign said something like NOT safe inside...
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Another thing to consider is the Sunday Night Football game was a big draw with Packers vs Texans..so that took away a big audience.

Not to mention the National League Championship Series, Game 1. It was a busy night on TV.
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But if they get bit, they turn into a zombie right away.  

Wrong. On one of last season's "Talking Dead" episodes, Mr. Kirkman explained how it works in the "Walking Dead" world. Zombification happens at different "rates" for different "zombies." Some take days, some take just a few minutes (Shane.) ... Hopefully, nobody will think this is a "spoiler" at this point. smile.gif In Shane's case, they even implied that the zombification was already underway *before* Rick killed him.

PS: OTOH, In this case, "checking for scratches" might just be a euphemism for the southern/country tradition of checking one's ... er ... partner for "ticks." wink.gif
Edited by HDTVChallenged - 10/16/12 at 10:44pm
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I figured the time jump was mostly for Carl. It lets the group grow and get dirty a bit too.
In the comics there was only a day or two between the farm, that didn't get overrun, and the prison. Kirkman seems fine rewriting his work for tv so far.

didn't they stop in a housing development first? there was a lot of snow covering a sign that said SAFE INSIDE and when the snow melted the sign said something like NOT safe inside...

Just looked it up and it is before the farm.

(Don't follow this if you haven't read the comics)
http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Storyline_(By_Issue)

Boy they are at the prison for awhile. They get to the prison at comic #13 and don't leave to #48. No long drawn out farm affair before it either.
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Wrong. On one of last season's "Talking Dead" episodes, Mr. Kirkman explained how it works in the "Walking Dead" world. Zombification happens at different "rates" for different "zombies." Some take days, some take just a few minutes (Shane.) ... Hopefully, nobody will think this is a "spoiler" at this point. smile.gif In Shane's case, they even implied that the zombification was already underway *before* Rick killed him.
PS: OTOH, In this case, "checking for scratches" might just be a euphemism for the southern/country tradition of checking one's ... er ... partner for "ticks." wink.gif

 

Regardless of whether it takes a few minutes or several days, my point was that if somebody gets bit, they are going to turn into a zombie in the very near future as opposed to the other method related to their infection.

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These are gold backed points.

You didnt get the email? We stopped backing point with gold many many years ago wink.gif....They are now backed by lolcats....
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On one of last season's "Talking Dead" episodes, Mr. Kirkman explained how it works in the "Walking Dead" world. Zombification happens at different "rates" for different "zombies." Some take days, some take just a few minutes (Shane.) ... Hopefully, nobody will think this is a "spoiler" at this point. smile.gif

Definitely not a spoiler. I believe Jenner even mentioned this in the show towards the end of season 1.
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...as well as your Internet download speed. Netflix adjusts the resolution based upon your download speed; I assume Amazon does the same thing. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
It could if you use streaming. For me, I typically use my TiVos for Amazon content I rent/purchase. That is downloaded to the TiVo. But even with content I stream, it always streams at the highest bitrate without droping to a lower encode. But I'm also on a FiOS Internet connection.
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Regardless of whether it takes a few minutes or several days, my point was that if somebody gets bit, they are going to turn into a zombie in the very near future as opposed to the other method related to their infection.

Well, the more I think about the dialog, the more I think it was in the "check-for-ticks" subtext. There's at least country song about it. wink.gif

PS: I also realize there was a logic burp in my earlier post. In fact, the implication in season 2 was that Shane's zombification had been underway for quite awhile ... probably since the schoolhouse. This would explain why he *appeared* to pop back up almost instantly.
post #2719 of 6194
Coolest moment for me was when Rick pulled the gas mask off the zombie and most of his face came off with it. Man I love cable television. smile.gif
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Coolest moment for me was when Rick pulled the gas mask off the zombie and most of his face came off with it. Man I love cable television. smile.gif
Do you think in a shot like that, the effects guys are saying, "please let this work on the first take..." wink.gif
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PS: I also realize there was a logic burp in my earlier post. In fact, the implication in season 2 was that Shane's zombification had been underway for quite awhile ... probably since the schoolhouse. This would explain why he *appeared* to pop back up almost instantly.

What were those implications?
post #2722 of 6194
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Regardless of whether it takes a few minutes or several days, my point was that if somebody gets bit, they are going to turn into a zombie in the very near future as opposed to the other method related to their infection.
Remember the scene at CDC where the doctor's wife volunteered to be studied after she was bitten? Her brain was slowly being changed by the disease, until her brain function was not enough to keep her alive. Then a spark of sorts started in the changed brain, awakening the Zombie, moments before the doctor killed her/it. Also, the guy who was barely bitten kept getting flashes of Zombie thoughts for a while before the group left him sitting against a tree on the side of the road.
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Remember the scene at CDC where the doctor's wife volunteered to be studied after she was bitten? Her brain was slowly being changed by the disease, until her brain function was not enough to keep her alive. Then a spark of sorts started in the changed brain, awakening the Zombie, moments before the doctor killed her/it. Also, the guy who was barely bitten kept getting flashes of Zombie thoughts for a while before the group left him sitting against a tree on the side of the road.

Perhaps with Rick hacking off Herschel's leg so soon after the bite, said infection via bite would not have time to spread? Just spit balling here....I imagine we'll learn one way or another very soon.
post #2724 of 6194
I really hope Herschel makes it, but I'm thinking probably not ..
post #2725 of 6194
Well they're counting on hershel to deliver the baby soon so that's the interesting angle to it.

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Perhaps with Rick hacking off Herschel's leg so soon after the bite, said infection via bite would not have time to spread? Just spit balling here....I imagine we'll learn one way or another very soon.

I think Rick is just blood thirsty and wanted to hack off Herschel's leg.
post #2727 of 6194
dont think this is a spoiler but if anyone saw the tv promos for this week looks like the governor and rick will face off. Also shows Daryl visiting a grave..maybe he finds a burial ground for dead prisoners? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWH5bxvkaEg
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Perhaps with Rick hacking off Herschel's leg so soon after the bite, said infection via bite would not have time to spread? Just spit balling here....I imagine we'll learn one way or another very soon.
While they might go that way for TV purposes, as I said earlier, there's no way that would actually work. Within a few seconds, the poison would be beyond the bite and within a minute would be all through the body.

That might not stop them from using that plot line, but I would think cutting off someone's leg would be just as fatal in that situation.
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Zombie story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JEwluvs27zk

Was one of them members of Anthrax in that video????? eek.gif

DJoel
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While they might go that way for TV purposes, as I said earlier, there's no way that would actually work. Within a few seconds, the poison would be beyond the bite and within a minute would be all through the body.
That might not stop them from using that plot line, but I would think cutting off someone's leg would be just as fatal in that situation.

Please keep in mind that: A) This is a show about people dying and coming back to life as zombies. and B) They did the same thing to Dale and others in the comics and it worked out fine.
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