‘Walking Dead’ has a smashing return

‘Walking Dead’ has a smashing return


It’s hard to miss the message from the season premiere of “The Walking Dead”: Blood pays off.

The gory episode of the popular AMC drama was seen by more than 17 million viewers Sunday night, the Nielsen company said.

For the week of Oct. 17-23, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona, NBC, 17.71 million; “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 17.03 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 15.99 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 14.77 million; NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, CBS, 14.202 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.196 million; “Bull,” CBS, 12.29 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 12.01 million; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 11.4 million; “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 11.38 million.

Timberlake casts ballot in Memphis


Justin Timberlake flew from California to Tennessee in order to vote early, and state officials say that’s great – but he shouldn’t have taken a selfie at the ballot box.

The singer posted a picture of himself at the voting booth on Instagram on Monday, noting that if he could make that effort, then there are “No excuses, my good people!”

A Tennessee law that took effect earlier this year bars voters from taking photographs or video while inside a polling location.

Tennessee Secretary of State spokesman Adam Ghassemi says officials are “thrilled Justin can’t stop the feeling” but reminded voters to use their phones inside polling locations only to help them vote.

Timberlake lives in California, but grew up in the Memphis area and owns property near Nashville.

Associated Press