The Walking Dead Season 9’s midseason return will appear on the AMC Premiere premium service on Super Bowl Sunday, a full week before it appears on AMC.
The episode will be available to AMC Premiere customers on Sunday, February 3, remaining on the on-demand service all week leading up to the traditional premiere on AMC at 9pm on February 10.
AMC Premiere is a $5 per month upgrade option for viewers who already receive AMC as part of their television service, and offers commercial-free viewing of in-season original AMC series in addition to exclusive and first-look content, extended episodes, curated movies, and more.
“In addition to commercial-free viewing of our original series, AMC Premiere customers have enjoyed a variety of other benefits like early access to premieres and the ability to binge full seasons of some shows before they appear on our linear network,” said AMC executive vice president of innovation Mac McKean. “Last fall, we offered the season nine premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’ one day early and it resulted in the single biggest day of new sign-ups in the history of this new platform.”
The Walking Dead’s ratings have been plummeting, though it still has a generally high viewership. For more on the midseason premiere, check out The Whisperers leaders, Alpha and Beta.
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