The season finale of The Walking Dead season 4 netted the highest number of viewers for the show's finales since its debuted, AMC announced. The finale brought in a total of 15.7 million viewers. AMC sent out a press release thanking it's viewers;
AMC Press Release:
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 after show 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, 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 another unforgettable season of The Walking Dead. To see this show serve as the centrepiece 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.’