Last night’s series premiere of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” delivered a 3.1 HH rating attracting 4.4 million viewers, becoming the second highest series premiere in AMC’s history following the success of “The Walking Dead.” “The Walking Dead,” which premiered its second season on Sunday, October 16th continues to be the most watched drama series in basic cable history for Adults 18-49.
“I congratulate the entire cast and crew of ‘Hell on Wheels’ for pulling off a project of this scope. Bringing the grandeur of the old west and the building of the railroad to life is no small feat and the Gaytons, with their team, have delivered a beautiful world of which we are all so proud,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president. “We look forward to sharing the lives of these characters in the weeks and months to come.”
Key Nielsen Highlights for the season premiere of “Hell on Wheels” at 10pm:
· 3.1 HH rating with 4.4 million viewers
· delivers 2.4 million Adults 18-49
· delivers 2.3 million Adults 25-54
Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+SD 11/6/11, AA (000), 10pm premiere telecast.