Given that Walking Dead pulls in three times the ratings of Mad Men, you'd think AMC would have told them where to shove it.
Or The Walking Dead
can tell AMC where to shove it. I could see it doing very well elsewhere on basic or premium cable (but not SyFy!)
Conversely, who would put up with Mad Men
? It wouldn't pull decent ratings anywhere but Showtime or HBO, and they have their own prestige productions underway. AMC should have played harder ball.