The Walking Dead returned to AMC for a fifth season last night, and the first episode has surpassed the fourth season’s record breaking viewing figures by a million.
The Season Four opener astonished everyone by pulling in 16.1 million viewers, a record high for AMC. However, Season Five returned last night after the cliffhanger ending of Season Four, and showing no signs of slowing down, the fifth season opened with even bigger numbers.
Season Five pulled in an incredible 17.3 million viewers, which is absolutely amazing for a show now in its fifth season. It makes sense then that AMC granted a sixth season before the fifth had even started. Stunning viewing figures.
And what’s even more promising is that reviews for the episode have been exceptional, and the first episode is currently enjoying an 8.8 rating, which is more than double any other the highest second highest rated TV episode last week. An amazing achievement!
While we’re talking The Walking Dead, below you’ll find a sneak peek at Episode 2, plus the synopsis:
With supplies running low and not knowing whether to trust the people around them, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) leads a mission where the risk might not be worth the reward. Written by Robert Kirkman and directed by David Boyd.