I’m seeing dead people — and there’s a good chance you are, too. The fourth-season premiere of ACM’s “The Walking Dead” was watched by more than 20 million viewers, making it the most popular nonsports event in cable history. The creepiness continued with the start of Season 3 of “American Horror Story,” which became the most watched program in FX history.
Normally, this isn’t the season that cable steals the headlines. Fall is supposed to be the broadcast networks’ chance to strut their new stuff, but the Big Four have become more and more reluctant to take chances, and when they do conjure up innovative programming — such as “Happy Endings” and “Parenthood” — a significant audience fails to show up.
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