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AMC's "The Walking Dead" Finale Delivers 12.4 Million Viewers and 8.1 Million Adults 18-49 Making it Largest Audience in Series

AMC's "The Walking Dead" Finale Delivers 12.4 Million Viewers and 8.1 Million
Adults 18-49 Making it Largest Audience in Series History

                    #1 PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR THE NIGHT
                      FOR TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 18-49

            #1 PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR THE WEEK FOR ADULTS 18-49

              #1 PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR THE BROADCAST SEASON
                             AMONG ADULTS 18-49

                      "TALKING DEAD" HITS ALL TIME HIGH
          WITH 5.2 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS & 3.3 MILLION ADULTS 18-49
                   BEATING HBO'S "GAME OF THRONES" PREMIERE

NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last night, AMC's season three
finale of "The Walking Dead" premiered at 9 pm, delivering its largest
audience ever with 12.4 million viewers and 8.1 million adults 18-49, making
the series the number one program for the night and the week for total viewers
and in the demo. The series' season average is also number one for the
broadcast season for adults 18-49 for all of television outdelivering
everything including "The Big Bang Theory," "The Voice," "Game of Thrones,"
"Modern Family," and almost doubling "The Bible." With Live plus 3, "The
Walking Dead" typically adds at least an additional 3 million viewers.

"Two words:Grateful. Dead. It's a joy that we get to work with such
tremendous talent to make 'The Walking Dead' and 'Talking Dead' come to life
for audiences that continue to engage and grow," said Charlie Collier, AMC's
president. "In just three seasons, 'The Walking Dead' has become a pop-culture
phenomenon, entertaining millions of passionate viewers and obliterating
traditional lines between cable and broadcast television."

BROADCAST SEASON TO DATE (9/24/12-3/28/13)                
Network      Program                       A18-49 US RTG % A18-49 (000)
AMC          WALKING DEAD thru 3/31/13     5.6             7027
CBS          BIG BANG THEORY, THE          5.4             6787
NBC          VOICE                         4.4             5562
FOX          AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY       4.4             5550
ABC          MODERN FAMILY                 4.4             5533
                                                        
HIST         BIBLE, THE thru 3/31/13       2.9             3608
HBO          GAME OF THRONES 3/31/13       2.4             3019
                                                        
* excluding sports and specials.                          

Following the 9 pm premiere of "The Walking Dead," AMC premiered the finale of
"Talking Dead" at 10 pm, making itthe most watched episode in series history
with 5.2 million viewers tuning in to the live show.The audience of "Talking
Dead" outdelivered HBO's premiere of "Game of Thrones" for the night.Hosted
by Chris Hardwick, "Talking Dead" features Hardwick and fans, actors,
producers and other TV enthusiasts, discussing and dissecting that night's
"Dead" premiere. The series expanded to a full hour with the final 8 episodes
of season three. The finale episode featured guests including Norman Reedus,
Chad Coleman and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Key Nielsen Highlights for the season three finale of "The Walking Dead":

  o9 pm airing- 7.4 HH rating with 12.4 million viewers; a +28%/+38%
    increase respectively over last year's season 2 finale
  o9 pm airing - Adults 18-49 delivered 8.1 million viewers; a +36%increase
    over last year's season 2 finale
  o9 pm airing - Adults 25-54 delivered 7.0 million viewers; a +31% increase
    over last year's season 2 finale

Key Nielsen Highlights for the season two finale of "Talking Dead":

  *10 pm: 3.1 HH rating with 5.2 million viewers, +15%/+20% vs. season 1
    finale
  *10 pm:3.3 million Adults 18-49, +12% vs. last year's season 1 finale
  *10 pm:2.9 million Adults 25-54, +9% vs. last year's season 1 finale

Source:Nielsen.Live+SD.3/31/13 TWD 9p-10:05p, TD 10:05p-11:05p.(Week of
3/25/13-3/28/13) (Season to Date 9/24/12-3/28/13).M-Sa 8p-11p/Su
7p-11p.Broadcast & Cable Trackage excludes sports & specials A18-49
(000).Qual. avail upon request.

On Sunday, social media for the season finale of  "The Walking Dead" ranked
1^ST among all television programs for the day. "Talking Dead" ranked 8^th
among all television and 5^th among just cable programs on Sunday.

Source: Trendrr TV, 3.31.13

About AMC

Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating
acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper,
something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network
in history ever to win the Emmy^® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four
years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable
history with "The Walking Dead." AMC's original drama series include "Mad
Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "The Killing" and "Hell on Wheels."
Its newest series, "Low Winter Sun," premieres this summer. AMC also explores
authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original
series like "Comic Book Men," "Small Town Security," "Talking Dead," and
"Freakshow." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister
networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all
platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something
More.

CONTACT: Press Contacts:
         Lisa Rogen
         L1Rogen@amcnetworks.com
         917.542.6216
        
         Olivia Dupuis
         OJDupuis@amctv.com
         212.324.4748
 
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