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Netflix signs deal to add 'The Walking Dead'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Oct 2011 21:25 User comments (12)

Netflix signs deal to add 'The Walking Dead' Netflix has announced this weekend that they have signed a new licensing agreement to stream AMC's hit zombie show "The Walking Dead."
The streaming company will have the exclusive rights in the United States and Canada.

Additionally, Netflix will have the non-exclusive rights for more AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel content.

Thanks to previous deals, Netflix streams "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," the two most popular shows on AMC.

While adding content at a blistering pace, Netflix has seen a reversal of fortune this year after a few key business moves. In the summer, they announced that the very popular streaming/1-DVD-out plan would no longer be available for $9 and instead would be split into two $8 services. Netflix then completely spun-off its DVD service, naming the new platform Qwikster.

Netflix's stock has fallen from $300 to $115 since June following the announcements.

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12 user comments

19.10.2011 22:11

Who watches that crap ??

29.10.2011 22:44

Originally posted by ronhondo:
Who watches that crap ??
Watch the show. It's actually pretty good.

39.10.2011 23:12

Originally posted by ronhondo:
Who watches that crap ??
People who enjoy good TV.

410.10.2011 2:01

Originally posted by ronhondo:
Who watches that crap ??
i thought it was crap. watched it and got to say i enjoyed it

510.10.2011 7:12

It's a nice show, specially the first episodes of the first season. Anyway, if you want to enjoy the real deal, read the comic books. They're just awesome, and they show some scenes which I'm pretty sure we won't watch on a TV screen, ever.

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610.10.2011 9:33

Is there anything about how long after airing they'll be on netflix?

710.10.2011 9:50

I saw the tv show before reading any of the comics. You should like the tv show for what it is. I seriously doubt its going to follow the comics all that much. I've been keeping up-to-date on the comics and I still enjoy rewatching S1.

810.10.2011 10:29

Originally posted by ronhondo:
Who watches that crap ??
You serious?
Sunday night's finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead" attracted four million viewers in the Adult 18-49 demo. With a series average of 3.5 million Adults 18-49, "The Walking Dead" is the most watched drama series in basic cable history for the demo.* The finale was the most-watched episode of the season, garnering a 4.1 HH rating and attracting six million total viewers. The final episode ranks first for Adults 18-49 delivery among basic cable for a drama series.

*Source: NMR (1993-12/05/2010), Adults 18-49, program indicator general drama, ad supported cable networks.

Key Ratings Highlights for the finale of The Walking Dead:

10pm airing - 4.1 HH rating with more than 6 million total viewers;

10 pm, 11:00 pm and 1am airings - Gross audience to a 5.7 HH rating with 8.1 million total viewers;

Adults 18-49 - 4 million viewers;

Adults 25-54 - 3.5 million viewers.

Its actually a great comic and pretty good show

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910.10.2011 11:17

Originally posted by dali:
It's a nice show, specially the first episodes of the first season. Anyway, if you want to enjoy the real deal, read the comic books. They're just awesome, and they show some scenes which I'm pretty sure we won't watch on a TV screen, ever.
Yes lol. A LOT of scenes (like at the prison), I don't see how that can make it to cable TV.

1011.10.2011 16:32

Season 1 Of The Walking Dead was quite good. I'm not big into the Zombie Apocalypse but all 6 episodes were good,start to finish. Season 2 starts Sunday night,cant wait.


Franco

1113.10.2011 14:53

Originally posted by fandr78:
Season 1 Of The Walking Dead was quite good. I'm not big into the Zombie Apocalypse but all 6 episodes were good,start to finish. Season 2 starts Sunday night,cant wait.
I 2nd that. Even the wife liked it.

1213.10.2011 15:41

This is a great show. I watch all 6 episodes this week including the webisodes on Hulu. I'm loving forward to watching the new season.

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