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

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.
AgentEX - 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