THE WALKING DEAD Hits Another Huge Ratings Number; Promotes Three To Series Regulars
Last night fans were left in shock and awe, as The Walking Dead concluded its fourth season. The episode showed Rick. Carl, and Michonne not only making it to Terminus, but reuniting with Daryl in the process. The show had a nice change of pace as far as finales are concerned, but we aren’t here to drop a bunch of spoilers on you. We are here to talk about the ratings.
The show has been a ratings juggernaut ever since it first debuted, which is no surprise why film like X-Men, Planet Of The Apes and Transformers all wanted to promote their films during the hour finale. Last night’s episode proved to be no different in terms of the rating number as the show pulled in 15.7 million viewers. To give a little perspective on it, season three’s finale only manged to scrape up 12.4 million viewers.
The show had already been renewed for season five, but we do have some news for the new season. A trio of actors have been promoted to series regulars when the show returns this fall. Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita) and Andrew J. West (Gareth) have all been bumped up to series regulars. Based on the story they are going for none of these are surprising with Tara forming a bond with Glen and Maggie and Rosita being a part of Abraham and Eugene’s group.
Season four ended unlike any season we have seen thus far, so I for one am looking forward to where it is going. The new cast means we will be seeing a lot more of Tara, Rosita and Gareth. With the addition of Gareth that could mean we will be in Terminus for a while at the start of season five. While we will have to wait until this October to find out, you can check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest on The Walking Dead.
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