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How Technology Is Making 'The Walking Dead' Television's Most Popular Show......
forbes.com ^ | 5/03/2013 @ 3:46PM

Posted on 05/03/2013 7:05:23 PM PDT by virgil283

"AMC has struck gold with its hit drama, The Walking Dead. The independent cable television company has created much more than a compelling zombie story. In fact, The Walking Dead is the highest rated show on television among the much chased after 18 to 49 year old demographic, according to The New York Times....... Technology is playing a role in the show’s success. Alexia Quadrani, a media analyst at JPMorgan, gives Netflix at least some of the credit...... AMC’s willingness to release its content onto video streaming services like Amazon Prime means viewers have a cheap and convenient way to access that content without resorting to piracy..... People tune in for the characters,” show producer David Alpert told Business Insider. “They are emotionally invested in these people, the dilemmas, and moral choices. I think if we did this today as just a straight zombie action show I don’t think anybody would watch. Or, there would be a very small audience; just the hardcore fans.Either way, the success of shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones is changing the equation for big networks and smaller cable channels alike. As Forbes’ Jeff Bercovi reported recently, some of the big networks are looking at the future of their broadcast status with much less certainty than before. And, that’s not what we do. ”

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: thewalkingdead; walkingdead; zombies; zombieswalkingdead
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1 posted on 05/03/2013 7:05:24 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283
Wow...only three of those characters are still alive. Who'll be next to bite it...or get bitten?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

2 posted on 05/03/2013 7:16:39 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: virgil283

it is a tv show i thought it was live stream


3 posted on 05/03/2013 7:20:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: wku man

They just brought in a whole bunch of new zombie snacks.


4 posted on 05/03/2013 7:27:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: virgil283

actually i like breaking bad more than the walking dead. i just wish they would have not split season five into a year long split.


5 posted on 05/03/2013 7:28:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

BING


6 posted on 05/03/2013 7:35:57 PM PDT by virgil283 ( ... Mama say : if'n you can't say someting good don't say nutting...)
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To: virgil283
Patriot Babe; WXRGina; autumnraine; CatherineofAragon
7 posted on 05/03/2013 7:48:20 PM PDT by virgil283 ( ... Mama say : if'n you can't say someting good don't say nutting...)
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To: virgil283; Valpal1; APatientMan; CatherineofAragon; LibertarianLiz; Radagast the Fool; shotgun; ...
Walking Dead ping!

Please let me know if you would like on or off The Walking Dead ping list.



8 posted on 05/03/2013 7:57:21 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

As a character, it is good to see a southern redneck treated with great respect. Also that he is allowed to be compassionate, reasoned, and a true leader in his own way instead of the stereotypical stupid gun nut. Added bonus that he has no gun, instead relying on God given skills to survive.Daryl is doing a great service for rural southern men.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 8:12:15 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (yellow black or white hillary's pantsuits stink by night!!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Breaking Bad is killing me. I’m dying for it to start back up, but not really, because then it will be over for good.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 8:23:48 PM PDT by Melpomene (Proud member of the Who Dat nation.)
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To: Deathtomarxists
Even Merle redeemed himself in the end. I really hated the way he went out.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

11 posted on 05/03/2013 8:55:49 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: cripplecreek
Yeah, I got that feeling, too. When they were unloading the bus full of Woodbury people, I was thinking at least half of them would be eaten very quickly in Season 4.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

12 posted on 05/03/2013 8:59:34 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Thanks for the ping CJ!!


13 posted on 05/03/2013 9:24:18 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: softwarecreator

Any time! :-)


14 posted on 05/03/2013 9:30:14 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Awwwwww how adorable. Darryl has a new toy to play with =) I want one of those =)


15 posted on 05/03/2013 9:38:53 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: wku man

I think Rick needs to give each elderly person their own personal cell (HEHE) and lock them up and if they are fine in the morning let them out and when bed time rolls around time for a lock up. Repeat and Rinse to ensure the safety of others. Yeah if they don’t do something with those elderly folks that place will be Human Sushi Bar.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 9:44:43 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Patriot Babe

Do you have an iPhone?

http://us.ebid.net/for-sale/daryl-dixon-hello-kitty-iphone-5-black-case-inspired-by-the-walking-dead-89325313.htm?from=googleshop_us&gclid=CPq26ebR-7YCFYx_QgodlQMAZw


17 posted on 05/03/2013 9:44:59 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I love that picture! I’ll share it with my daughter in the morning, sure she’ll want to Instagram it to all her friends! Her teenage friends LOVE Daryl and Walking Dead! (Me too!)


18 posted on 05/03/2013 9:57:43 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Daughter just got an iPhone 5. Guess I know what her next purchase is!
19 posted on 05/03/2013 10:02:26 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

She’ll be happy! :D


20 posted on 05/03/2013 10:10:22 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Melpomene

you know it doesn’t bother me, they won’t screw it up by making it go on too long. i mean i love it but i think if they went longer they’d be doing it for the sake of doing it. the story arc has been great and not overblown.


21 posted on 05/03/2013 10:49:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Yeah, I noticed all of that, but to be honest they are still giving a nod to “rednecks are ignorant inbreds” thought by (Seriously prepared for flames) his eyes are so close together. Guess that always seemed like a sleight to me.


22 posted on 05/03/2013 10:58:59 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: MacMattico
Guess I know what her next purchase is!

A crossbow????

23 posted on 05/04/2013 2:59:40 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: virgil283

Shane was nuts, but I miss him.


24 posted on 05/04/2013 8:23:51 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ( (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization))
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To: cripplecreek
"They just brought in a whole bunch of new zombie snacks."

Hopefully. (Wondering if I should feel bad for saying that)....

25 posted on 05/04/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ( (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization))
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To: virgil283

Okay, four people in that picture are now dead.


26 posted on 05/04/2013 8:58:40 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: wku man
Even Merle redeemed himself in the end. I really hated the way he went out.

I understand what you mean; but, I found that episode really something special. Michael Rooker really showed his acting chops and I went from hating Merle to being sad that Merle was dead. That is the quality of the acting and writing that can make a person change their opinion so much about a character.

I really liked Merle's character for one other reason; and, that is that he was honest about the situation that they have found themselves in. And, his love for his brother which led him to make the ultimate sacrifice in order for Daryl to be safe (or safer since it is the zombie apocolypse and how safe is anyone).

So, Merle's redemption episode was just great; but, I will miss the one character who can be honest with Rick.

27 posted on 05/04/2013 9:03:12 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: virgil283

Georgia! - We got lots a Darrels.


28 posted on 05/04/2013 9:12:20 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: wku man

Please let it be Carl. Please.


29 posted on 05/04/2013 10:53:16 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: The Toll

Yes we do! My boyfriend reminds me a lot of Daryl, in ways. In that he’s protective and caring of his own, though he’s gruff on the outside. Other ways too. happy sigh


30 posted on 05/04/2013 1:41:43 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (I may be drunk, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. (Churchill))
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To: virgil283

This article is spot on, for me at least. All I had to do was sign up for one month of Netflix at 7.99 and was able to watch all of the first three seasons in that time span. Then I did not renew my membership since their streaming service offers very little other than archived series such as these. I freely admit to catching up on season 4 through pirated sites until I caught up with the show in real time.
AMC kicks butt imho. I think Mad Men is boring but Breaking Bad is the second best show on television. Can’t wait for the series last episodes this summer.


31 posted on 05/04/2013 2:20:01 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: The Toll

forgot to mention ....he’s SUCH a GA boy!!! (man)


32 posted on 05/04/2013 5:10:17 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (I may be drunk, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. (Churchill))
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To: wku man

Are you sure Andrea is dead?


33 posted on 05/04/2013 5:15:55 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Vermont Lt
I think Carl is going to be the next Merle, not in a racist, trying to feed Glenn to zombies sense, but in a psychotic, blowing away anyone/thing that looks at him sideways sense. After he killed the kid in cold blood, I get the distinct feeling that like his dad, Carl is losing it.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

34 posted on 05/04/2013 5:20:54 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: Patriot Babe
I hadn't thought of that...a lot of elderly who have one foot in the grave as is would be one helluva security risk. Human Sushi Bar...I like it.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

35 posted on 05/04/2013 5:22:43 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: LibertarianLiz
Don't get me wrong...it was a great episode, and incredibly well written. Had I been Merle, I would have held my fire until the Governor stuck his head out, then opened up. But I really hated that Merle didn't have an opportunity to contribute to the group. I thought that if given the chance to get over their dislike for one another, he and Michone would have made one helluva one-two punch when the Gov comes back. Oh well...I'm sure what happens next season will be just as suspenseful and exciting as last.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

36 posted on 05/04/2013 5:27:07 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: mad_as_he$$
"Are you sure Andrea is dead?"

Well, I just assumed she was, but that's an intriguing thought...though I don't think she'd be nearly as hot as a zombie. I really hope there aren't similar plans for Maggie and Beth...I don't like the idea of killing off attractive women and/or making them zombies.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

37 posted on 05/04/2013 5:36:43 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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