THE WALKING DEAD Season Four Finale Sets Another Record With 15.7 Million Viewers

Following last night's superb season four finale of The Walking Dead, it should come as no surprise to learn that the show has once again broken records. Meanwhile, Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita) and Andrew J. West (Gareth) have been upped to series regulars for season five.

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By Josh Wilding - 3/31/2014
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Last night’s season four finale of “The Walking Dead” set a new finale record, delivering 15.7 million viewers and 10.2 million adults 18-49. The dramatic episode anchored a record-breaking night on AMC, with the live “Talking Dead” aftershow delivering a series record 7.3 million viewers and 4.7 million adults 18-49. To cap the night, the third season finale of AMC’s “Comic Book Men” at midnight was watched by 1.1 million viewers and 715,000 adults 18-49.

Season four set a new viewership record for “The Walking Dead,” averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49, an increase of +24%/+22% over the season three average.

“The linear television business is Dead and well,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Thanks to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the other terrific executive producers and the entire cast, crew and network for working together to bring the fans (myself included) another unforgettable season of ‘The Walking Dead.’ To see this show serve as the centerpiece of a truly historic night on AMC is truly gratifying. So many played a role in this success, across all three shows, in giving the fans a reason to continue to return in ever-greater numbers. And so we say, until next fall, ‘Welcome to Terminus.’”

Following the 9 pm premiere of “The Walking Dead,” AMC presented “Talking Dead,” at 10 pm. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the most-watched “Talking Dead” episode in series history featured Executive Producer and showrunner Scott Gimple and, for the first time on the show, Andrew Lincoln.


According to The Hollywood Reporter meanwhile, Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita) and new arrival Andrew J. West (Gareth) have all been upped to series regulars for season five of the hit series. Unfortunately, it's unlikely we'll hear much more now until the first trailer is unveiled at Comic-Con. What did you guys think of this year's finale?
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Holmes - 3/31/2014, 12:33 PM
Amazing show
Berserker187 - 3/31/2014, 12:37 PM
Damm cliff hanger. Am the monster. Best analogy of the group. The mess with the wrong people.
batz11 - 3/31/2014, 12:38 PM
I'm ready for S5 and bad-ass Ricktator is back!
Comedian03 - 3/31/2014, 12:38 PM
Awesome finale, the flashbacks served a cool purpose, and it was cool to see Hershel again, I'd almost forgot how much I liked his character.

Wish they would've at least given us some kind of a hint as to where Beth is.
ShawnMadden - 3/31/2014, 12:44 PM
Beth? She's on the grill.
charlie2094 - 3/31/2014, 12:45 PM
Episode was great, think they did a great job with it. Nice seeing Hershel and the Prison again...

Hoping they don't spend too much time at Terminus in the next Season, like to see them move towards Washington/Alexandria
McGee - 3/31/2014, 12:45 PM
antman8o8 - 3/31/2014, 12:46 PM
WINNING

Berserker187 - 3/31/2014, 12:48 PM
@antman8o8 great pictures
McGee - 3/31/2014, 12:48 PM
Arrowhead77 - 3/31/2014, 12:48 PM
Not their best season, but entertaining for sure! Looking forward to season 5.
McGee - 3/31/2014, 12:51 PM
@AgentEX



BlackWarrior posted that yesterday. Haha!
GUNSMITH - 3/31/2014, 12:53 PM
THIS SHOW HAS A WINNING FORMULA AN GREAT WRITERS..AN I LIKE WHEN THEY MIRROR THE COMICBOOKS
antman8o8 - 3/31/2014, 12:54 PM
thanks @Beserker187, wish they would have said it straight out like that on the show from the comic but I'm happy psycho Rick is back!
jlabatman - 3/31/2014, 12:55 PM
Damn good finale, can't wait for season 5!
batfan175 - 3/31/2014, 12:56 PM
ok finale for an uneven show.
vtopa - 3/31/2014, 12:59 PM
Excellent finale. I haven't read the books so I suppose that is where some of the mixed reviews are coming from. The allusions (not so subtle) to cannibalism were cool and this has me stoked for next season.
JoeMomma29 - 3/31/2014, 1:00 PM
Great show hands down, the final show was a solid episode but to me it was not a great season finale.
G - 3/31/2014, 1:02 PM
They don't know about the cannibal thing yet. So, they're going to (unknowingly) eat Beth, when their captors feed them in that train car.
Gmoney84 - 3/31/2014, 1:17 PM
My only complaint with last nights finale was that they needed to kill somebody off. They needed to create that emotional void in people to carry into next season. I still think the episode was very good but it needed something extra.
StarGateCommand - 3/31/2014, 1:24 PM
Great show, but Tasha Yar/Denise Crosby looks terrible now.
thejfather1 - 3/31/2014, 1:27 PM
Ugh i get so bored watching this show, but i feel like since ive made it this far i might as well continue watching. I understand why people like it a lot, i used too, but for some reason its not interesting to me anymore
Matador - 3/31/2014, 1:30 PM
Gmoney84 - What are you talking about someones did die in the show the Bikers got worked on real good and the pig-man squealed like a pig. That's was some fun emotional therapy on my end and brought back badass Rick.
Desrow - 3/31/2014, 1:31 PM
Eat shit haters, The Walking Dead it's awesome!

devil - 3/31/2014, 1:39 PM
best show that is about the dead
Scarilian - 3/31/2014, 1:49 PM
Its an April Fools Joke - the finale was so shit they cancelled it ;)
NoPhucksGiven - 3/31/2014, 2:13 PM
i knew terminus would be shady as [frick].
jp88 - 3/31/2014, 2:28 PM
the crew looked so down, sad and terrified when they saw Rick. looks like they ate the food they were fed when they were fixed a plate. We'll probably find out that they indeed did eat beth or someone else the might know.
SpiderFraud - 3/31/2014, 2:29 PM
Call of Duty of Television. Really good EP.
G - 3/31/2014, 2:31 PM
The season finale was good. It was the rest of the season that sucked. It was just too boring until the very end there. Carl eating pudding, Rick hiding under a bed, Beth looking for a drink, Glen walking through a tunnel. It was just a long string of boring episodes. Didn't really start to pick up until Carol killed Lizzie.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 3/31/2014, 2:31 PM
I knew Terminus was too good to be true. Rick went back to what made him a normal man with those flashbacks but I think he knew being that man was no longer feasible. He is now shane. Carl pisses me off to no extent. His father does everything for him and he acts stupid and disrespectful. That nomad group was about to booty rape him and at first I thought Rick was going to take one for his group but he went all crazy man by eating a throat lol. Overall finale wasn't that great and this show has dropped off from being my #1 show. Game of thrones and Boardwalk Empire (final season this year) are my favorites.


Top 5 shows for me.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Boardwalk Empire
3. Walking Dead
4. Vikings
5. Sons of Anarchy


Bonus: (Agents of Shield at #6) ;)
TheRealRemyLebeau - 3/31/2014, 2:35 PM
Oh Carol and Tyrese haven't arrived yet with the baby to Terminus. I wonder will they break them out? Probably not because their snipers seem to be everywhere.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 3/31/2014, 2:38 PM
Forgot to mention that studios treated last night like it was the superbowl. There was so many movie trailers showing I was so surprised. Good promotional move.
sameoldthing - 3/31/2014, 2:59 PM
That finale was awesome.
It did what most shows fail to..it left you wanting more immediately.

I love how the situations keep getting worse & worse,it's why we watch.
The minute things get complacent..it fails. It's gonna be a long wait.
sameoldthing - 3/31/2014, 3:03 PM
I really like Beth but it would be a bold & great idea to NEVER show her again.
Really drive home the point that the world is very bad now but as before the zombies,bad things happen regardless.
Facade - 3/31/2014, 3:24 PM
Well deserving.
Wildaniel - 3/31/2014, 4:00 PM
I liked Tara, im glad shes coming back.
Ramiel - 3/31/2014, 4:04 PM
Wasn't blown away witgh last night's ep, but the show deserves those ratings. One of the best shows on tv right now.
thetrojan - 3/31/2014, 4:16 PM
It was brilliant
I hate seasons that end
i want this on my screen every week
Each episode of this series just emphasised the shit they have had to go through
and the tough decisions to be made.

How many months do i have to wait now......oh my.
Comedian03 - 3/31/2014, 4:17 PM
Why does someone need to die just because it's a season finale? Because that's what every other show out there does? Yeah let's take this show, and turn it into every other formula based show on tv. Genius idea.
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