The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live post huge AMC ratings

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Is there a good chance that The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live season 2 happens over at AMC? Based on the latest ratings, it seems so!

After all, let’s just say this: The Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira drama has managed to pick up some of the strongest total numbers that the cable network has seen in quite some time. According to a report coming in now courtesy of TVLine, the show delivered 3 million viewers when looking at live + 3 data, making it the most-watched premiere for a new AMC series in a whopping six years. Obviously, there was a lot of nostalgia for this show after such a long wait! The first episode also set all-time records for both viewership and customer acquisition over on AMC+, which enables viewers the opportunity to watch a little bit early.

In a statement about the show’s performance, here is what Lincoln and Gurira had to say:

“When we each began this extraordinary journey so many years ago, the most mind-meltingly beautiful moments have always been either with or about the fans. Playing trailers at San Diego Comic-Con, sharing the dark with 6,500 people, we both came to realize this is a story that is a connection between the passionate commitment of our remarkable crews and casts and the greatest fans in fandom.

“Telling this story from behind and in front of the cameras as a team has been a dream (sometimes a fever dream), and to see the response is even better than five pizzas and a wedding ring … We want to take this opportunity to thank those fans from the bottom of our blood-stained hearts. We all did this together. Big, Epic Love, Andrew and Danai.”

While we know that the show has been set up to be a six-episode event, there is nothing that will keep it from coming back for another season in theory. In the end, let’s just see what happens, shall wel?

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What are you most excited to see moving into The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live the rest of the way?

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This article was written by Jessica BunBun.

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