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‘The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon’ Tops ‘Dead City’ to Become Biggest AMC+ Premiere

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The Walking Dead Franchise Reigns Supreme At AMC

Daryl Dixon Is a Success! 

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon has officially topped Dead City in the ratings, and the franchise will be getting a third spin-off series with The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live.

Via AMC, the premiere for the spin-off series centered around Norman Reedus’ fan-favorite character is officially the biggest premiere of AMC+’s streaming service. Putting it ahead of its sister spin-off, The Walking Dead: Dead City, starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Maggie and Negan, which had claimed the biggest premiere for the franchise back in June. Both shows have been renewed for second seasons. Additionally, Daryl Dixon is on track to become the most-viewed season of any show in the history of AMC+.

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A New Series High 

Per the ratings, the fourth episode of “Daryl Dixon” hit a new series high in total viewership. In the Nielsen ratings, the show hit 1.1 million viewers with its fourth episode.

“What a thrill to have this most recent installment in ‘The Walking Dead’ Universe arrive to set records on AMC+ and deliver steady viewership growth over its first four weeks on AMC,” president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks Dan McDermott said in a press release. “Thanks to Norman Reedus for bringing his ‘bad decisions’ to France, to David Zabel, Scott M. Gimple, Clémence Poésy, and the rest of the outstanding cast, and to the most passionate and committed fans in entertainment. There is so much more and so many great surprises to come for this show and across this expanding universe.”

In addition to Reedus, Daryl Dixon stars Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis, Anne Charrier, Eriq Ebouaney, Laika Blanc Francard, Romain Levi, and Louis Puech Scigliuzzi. The show is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunner David Zabel, Reedus, Greg Nicotero, Angela Kang, Brian Bockrath, Jason Richman, and Daniel Percival.

AMC will bring a special advance screening of the Daryl Dixon season finale to New York Comic Con on Oct. 12, three days before the Oct. 15 television airing. Reedus, Zabel, Gimple, and Greg Nicotero will be attending for a panel about the series’ upcoming second season. Plus, Dead City and Daryl Dixon will get a third spin-off with the new series titled The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, which will see Andrew Lincoln’s and Danai Gurira’s return. The show is set to premiere sometime in 2024.

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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon (2023) AMC Official Trailer

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Matt Keyser is a recent graduate of Cal State Fullerton University with a bachelor's in Communications-Journalism. He is a freelance entertainment reporter with a focus on film and television. As a former senior programming coordinator for the Newport Beach Film Festival, Matt's experience with critiquing narratives and documentaries has helped showcase his passion for television and cinema through his writing.