The Walking Dead Premiere Ratings is the Opposite of D.O.A.

I guess staging zombie breakouts around the world helped. Or maybe it’s just the fact that genre fans have finally found something on cable to really sink their teeth into. Whatever the reason, AMC scored their highest premiere ratings yet with Frank Darabont’s “The Walking Dead’.

The show shambled out of the gates with 5.3 million viewers during its 90-minute Halloween night premiere, making it the highest rated premiere among cable shows for 2010. That score also includes the highly coveted 18-49-year-old crowd, 3.6 million of which tuned in instead of spending their night outside trick-or-treatin’. No wonder my street looked so empty last night…

“It’s a good day to be dead,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached.”

“The Walking Dead” returns next week with a new episode, titled, “Guts”. How does Rick get out of the tank? It probably involves lots of shooting and running really, really fast. Plus, more shooting.

Here are two video clips we posted earlier, a season 1 advance preview and a clip from “Guts”: