‘The Walking Dead’ Finale Ratings Hit Record for AMC+

“The Strolling Lifeless” went out with a bang for AMC+ on Nov. 28, scoring the younger streamer its highest single day of viewership ever.

The 90-minute sequence finale episode, which aired within the present’s normal 9p.m. Sunday slot on AMC’s linear channel and was obtainable for streaming at the moment on AMC+, can be the most-watched episode on the platform because it launched in October 2020.

On the linear facet, the “Strolling Lifeless” finale, titled “Relaxation in Peace,” additionally jumped in viewership from the long-running zombie drama’s earlier weeks of airing its eleventh season. Whereas down significantly from its rankings heyday, “The Strolling Lifeless” went out because the No. 2 cable drama in each complete complete viewers and amongst adults within the 18-49 age demographic.

Per Nielsen’s Dwell + 3 Day knowledge, the sequence finale averaged 3.1 million complete viewers, up 36% from the penultimate episode. Moreover, the episode drew 1.5 million viewers in adults 25-54 (+53%) and 1.2 million adults among the many 18-49 crowd (+75%).

The 90-minute episode of aftershow “Speaking Lifeless” averaged 1.3 million viewers in Nielsen reside+3 rankings, up 138% from the earlier episode and marking the highest-rated episode of the submit present since Season 10.

“What an amazing conclusion to the ‘zombie present’ that kicked off on Halloween night time in 2010 and went on to grow to be probably the most profitable sequence within the historical past of cable tv,” Dan McDermott, AMC’s president of leisure and AMC Studios, mentioned. “To have a good time this extraordinary sequence for greater than three hours at a reside occasion with 1000’s of the followers who’ve pushed this sequence for the reason that starting was an ideal approach to finish the flagship sequence whereas, on the similar time, sharing our collective pleasure for the tales and worlds but to be explored on this rising and vibrant franchise.”

Whereas “The Strolling Lifeless” is over, the “Strolling Lifeless” universe is alive and properly at AMC, with upcoming both season of “Concern the Strolling Lifeless,” in addition to new spinoff exhibits “The Strolling Lifeless: Lifeless Metropolis,” starring Lauren Cohan as Maggie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, “The Strolling Lifeless: Daryl Dixon,” starring Norman Reedus, and a 3rd sequence starring “Strolling Lifeless” alums Danai Gurira and Andrew Lincoln as Michonne and Rick.