The unstoppable Walking Dead has been renewed for a seventh season.
AMC had renewed the zombie apocalypse series after just 3 episodes of the sixth season, but one which attracted plenty of comment and a cool 13.14m US viewers. With Live+ three day viewing that rose to 18.2m viewers.
Companion series Talking Dead has also been renewed for a sixth season. It just enjoyed its highest-rated episode ever for a non-premiere / finale at 7.3 million viewers, in Live+3.
Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, said “Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of The Walking Dead and Talking Dead.
“All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”
In Australia the show is also doing well, as the top-rated non sports show on Monday, with 81,000 and 48,000 in 2 screenings on FX.