Unsurprisingly, AMC has officially renewed “The Walking Dead” for a seventh season along with its companion series “The Talking Dead” for another season.
“We are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “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.”
This comes as no surprise consider the shows are one of if not the most popular show whenever it is on the air. In recently released Live+3 numbers, season six episode three of The Walking Dead received 18.2 million total viewers. These numbers show a 39% and 42% increase, respectively, from the Live+SD results. The show is up a tick in both categories compared to last season’s third episode. It’s also up 7% in total viewers and 8% among adults 18-49 from the Live+3 results of episode two of season six. The premiere episodes and finale episodes are also routinely the highest rated shows on cable whenever they air.