AMC Blames Zombies for ‘Walking Dead’ Ad Error

David Morrissey as "The Governor" on "The Walking Dead" (Photo: AMC)

LOS ANGELES ( – AMC made a full-page “oopsie” in a “Walking Dead” ad printed in the New York Times on Thursday touting the series’ ratings success. In the advertisement, AMC bragged about the zombie series’ ratings dominance over “Modern Family” and “The Voice,” amongst other popular shows this season, in the key 18-49 demographic.

Adding a little extra salt into the wounds of broadcast networks ABC and NBC, the ad mistakenly credited Fox for airing the comedy hit “Modern Family,” while labeling “The Voice” an ABC show.


To AMC’s credit, the network did correctly identify that “Dead” killed CBS’ “Big Bang Theory,” Fox’s “American Idol,” and History’s “The Bible” in the ratings this season.

Three out of five ain’t bad, right?

“It appears our fact checking department was overrun by zombies,” AMC said in a statement to TheWrap. “We have the utmost respect for these shows and networks.”

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