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And zombies OK you heard Jeff -- -- -- are hot that's obvious could be so good.
For the television business this month AMC networks premiere of season two of the walking dead this is a show about a zombie apocalypse.
The numbers were so huge in fact they broke records it delivered a basic cable record breaking eleven million viewers in the key demo -- Massive numbers of people watch this Josh think that is the CEO.
-- Fox Business exclusive and what did you think did you expect that that it would be this big of a roll out for the second season.
No not quite that there you know season one was good I think the -- established itself as being.
Extremely popular and most importantly well written no kidding it was a good story in addition to -- a zombie story but.
I didn't think we have quite the numbers we had season two it was delightful surprise.
It's a gigantic Blockbuster obviously we've been -- we've been showing you know the zombie rules that zombies don't run by the way they shambles along.
Get it right please people but when you've -- first brought this description evident as I understand a franc pair -- the one -- kind of created it.
What you think to do you think this is going to cost me a lot of -- he doesn't protect the -- -- the latter written you've got a lot more than reality TV when it.
C rather it's that they're pretty expensive you know it happened people I work with were incredibly enthusiastic about the show no kidding and had been written by Robert Kerr from the book.
And frank was attached and he had done a great job and -- track record as were many other people and they were incredibly enthusiastic -- it was easy for me.
They they convinced all of us that we had to do what we actually went straight to series wouldn't -- a pilot their confidence was so high.
Wow okay folks that's a big deal in the industry when they just say all right -- ordered as a series but the frank got.
Pushed off the show now power at the show runners working and being able to take a big issue with Batman and -- -- -- said you can't do this without me yeah.
It's -- it comes out of my head in my vision but.
In this case somebody was replace -- Think that he had he contributed greatly to it come as did -- who wrote the original book and we came to a parting of the ways but his inspiration lives on -- it.
And that is a great show -- name pundits are so we're in good shape and the proof's in the putting the season as you mentioned is.
Record breaking and I think season -- episode three.
Was last night the numbers continue to be -- record setting and you know it's nice to experience when you're a cable TV channel we're beating.
Very familiar broadcast -- so it's a bit of a juggernaut.
And it's lovely to be that way and we owe a debt of gratitude to everybody involved.
We should also mention to them -- -- -- shores brand new season opener a couple of its this is just a big win overall.
For you as the CEO of the company have been there more than twenty years.
To look at this and say we just went public that certainly helps the picture here in the quite period bright house we're not gonna get -- in the financials but let's get -- -- the -- men.
Of course I mentioned the aforementioned -- Weiner there was a bit of a problem there he -- certain things you wanted others -- a little bit about Howard -- character that he's very much purest of how we wanna things.
You're now going to -- -- in March -- -- season 5% mr.
Two -- that the audience has been annoyed that it's been seventeen months since the last time a fresh episode was on -- Well it we we thought about it and if you had its own evolution is as these things do not my hope.
Is that the audience comes back more interest -- than ever and the waiting period -- Will -- interest and there's a little bit of precedent for it wasn't premeditated and that way but The Sopranos took a -- often.
The audience came back extremely interest and I think that does such continually brilliant job of making a great show that it will find its audience quickly again.
Right there are some people who are not -- don't kill me for paying back that out probably can get -- -- contract but.
Netflix you've got this deal to exclusively stream is it all officials are just walking debt notes it's a few different it's just walking dead was the only show that we did.
In this specific contract you know Netflix could be looked at as a partner or competitor and especially when they -- all kinds of noises that they're getting into a regional series and original development and how do you view Netflix.
Well if you review did we we were the last among most of our brother and two to a Netflix fields of health a look at how -- we haven't done really any except very small things would lose some Netflix is the first significant deal that we've done with an infinite video provider and we were cautious and I hope we're thoughtful.
And the originally we may basically has a year between when that show is on cable television for its premier and when it goes on Netflix so we think that that resting.
Period is a separate window we think it will protect the cable ecosystem which is really fundamentally where.
Our economics are derived and we think it will be good for Netflix and it will contribute economically to us that's obviously important because it gives us more money to put into content while maintaining our relationships with.
Cable operators satellite before it what you gonna buy sources say that -- -- -- in the -- to a comedy series.
We're not close to it there's nothing specifically planned for comedy but it if if there's some wonderful writing somewhere it's not -- next talk show coming out pipeline.
Hell on wheels thank you for asking November 6 which is next Sunday it premieres right after we had been acts of something on motorcycle by may know it's an exquisite story of the building -- continent where -- its western.
And I think seeing is believing it is beautiful to watch and it is beautifully written.
Okay your hero for writers because it's not reality television it's scripted television Josh.
Congratulations on the IPO stock is a little bit below that right now but we are watching this as it develops Josh they've been one of the good guys.
In Hollywood thank you so much -- us he's the president and CEO.
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