Ahhh, its that time of the year again. Sure its sad to see summer end but those cool September evenings ease the pain... that and HBO's Boardwalk Empire, which has currently become Atlantic City greatest and most visible cultural export (even though its shot in Brooklyn). Season 3 of the Emmy Award winning series begins this Sunday and already the articles are all over the net about the stunning developments from Season 2 and how they will effect Season 3. Like last season, we will continue our conversations about Boardwalk Empire with our "Nucky's Round-table" sessions on Curtain Call Radio Show on WOND 1400, Sundays 3-5 PM. The series has generated tons of reviews and columns today, most of which are laced with anticipation for the return of the historic stew of brutal yet graceful storytelling that is part myth, part classic character study, part historic fact and a heaping amount twisted fiction. The sum is a compelling period TV series unlike any other in the current golden era of television drama.
Agent Sebso returns to AC with a little rap on the boards. Very funny (warning-some salty language too). Directed by AC native Ed McGinty Jr.
Nucky Board "Walker"?
This week on the radio show we talked about the season premiere of "The Walking Dead" and how it was a dilemma for TV geeks like myself to decide between it and our boy Nucky. Well apparently, millions had no difficulty choosing. The zombies posted HUGE numbers, shattering a decade old record for the most watched drama telecast in cable history. The overnights tallied up 4.8 million viewers in the coveted adult 18-49 demo, 4.2 million in the 25-54 demo, up 36% and 38% from last season! 1st airing at 9 pm was watched by 7.3 mil and if you add in the immediate repeat, that total goes to 11 million (ummm, Boardwalk Empire has been averaging around 3 million viewers so I think you can do the math and figure out where some of those 9 pm folks went).
And the DVR numbers aren't in yet! That might add another 1-3 million. Now keep in mind, AMC is not a premium service like HBO, so therefore it has a much larger potential audience. B.E.'s ratings are impressive for a premium service. But the fact remains AMC has a giant show on its grubby bloody hands and it's audience is growing like those herds of walkers. Nucky needs to call in a favor... or put some hot zombies on the boards in flapper dresses.