AMC Airs Back-to-Back Marathons of 'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead'

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December 6th, 2013


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Four-Day Breaking Bad Marathon Features All Five Seasons;

AMC is Only Destination for Cable Subscribers to Watch Every Episode for Free


New Year’s Marathon of The Walking Dead Includes All Four Seasons to Date



New York – December 4, 2013 – AMC announced today it will air two back-to-back marathons of its Emmy® Award-winning original dramas Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.  A four-day Breaking Bad marathon, which kicks off at noon ET/PT each day from Friday, December 27 through Monday, December 30, will feature every episode from the series’ critically acclaimed five seasons, making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free.  On New Year’s Eve day, December 31, at 9am ET/PT, AMC will air a two-day marathon of The Walking Dead.  Beginning with the pilot, episodes will air back-to-back in chronological order until 5am ET on January 2, 2014.


From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, Breaking Bad follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future. The series capped its historic run on September 29, delivering a series-record 10.3 million viewers, including 6.7 million adults 18-49.


Breaking Bad has garnered ten Emmy® Award wins – including the 2013 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series – and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012). Heralded as “one of the greatest dramas in TV history," (The Hollywood Reporter), Breaking Bad stars three-time Emmy® Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul; Emmy®-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.


The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic and remains the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. The first eight episodes of its fourth season delivered an average of 13 million viewers and 8.4 million adults 18-49.


Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. The series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” stars Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. The Walking Dead is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Emmy®-winner Greg Nicotero, and Tom Luse.  The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its fourth season at 9pm on Sunday, February 9, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead at 10 pm.


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  • romo

    SNF not TWD is the #1 show 18-49 avg = 10.4 million viewers.

    & yes its sports its still a show its in the top 25 each week.

  • d4h8a15r16m23a42

    Actually SNF doesn’t count because the #1 show is determined after removing sports broadcasts.

  • PRW

    “making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free.”

    Unless Sundance isn’t allowed to show the final episodes just yet I call BS.

  • romo

    Actually SNF does count.

    Here is the list from this site — Complete List Of 2012-13 Season TV Show Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Tops

    2 CBS Big Bang Theory 6.2 7836
    4 NBC VOICE 5.1 6502
    5 ABC Modern Family 4.9 6190

  • Ultima

    SNF not TWD is the #1 show 18-49 avg = 10.4 million viewers.

    The “Sunday National” telecasts on both FOX and CBS easily beat Sunday Night Football almost every week and kill it in average. They don’t air every week, but are still have enough airings in the same timeslot to be considered regular series (albeit just not in primetime).

    You can’t counter The Walking Dead being called #1 by saying it excludes sports only to say that Sunday Night Football is #1 by excluding non-primetime programming.

  • romo

    Yes only primetime counts.

    Its whats factored into the network avg when they say who is the #1,2,3,4 network….the today show for example isnt factored into that.

    Thats why the fox/cbs afternoon games arent listed in the weekly top 25 or even the list i above from this site that i quoted.

    I wish they did include them but they dont.

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