UPDATE, 3 PM: How did AMC get wrong what networks air The Voice and Modern Family in its full-page The Walking Dead ad that ran in today’s New York Times? It was the undead’s fault, says the network. “It appears our fact checking department was overrun by zombies. We have the utmost respect for these shows and networks,” AMC said in a statement today. What’s the Times excuse?
PREVIOUSLY, 11:54 AM: With record-breaking ratings, AMC has a lot to brag about when it comes to The Walking Dead. After hitting a series high with the show’s March 31 Season 3 finale, the network took out a full-page ad in today’s New York Times to do just that. However, if you are going to brag about beating your rivals’ top shows you might want to get your competitors right. The color ad on page B5 of today’s Times has The Voice on ABC and Modern Family on Fox. Which might be news to the people at the struggling NBC, who have bet the ratings farm on The Voice turning things around. It also is a heads up to ABC who actually air Modern Family on Wednesday nights. Don’t they have anyone fact-checking things at AMC or the New York Times?