Hell on Wheels Debuts Huge on AMC

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Hell on Wheels had anything but a Hellish start on AMC last night: the western-based drama garnered 4.4 million viewers for its pilot, the network's second-highest rated premiere of all-time (behind The Walking Dead).

“I congratulate the entire cast and crew of Hell on Wheels for pulling off a project of this scope,” said AMC prez Charlie Collier in a statement. “Bringing the grandeur of the old west and the building of the railroad to life is no small feat and the Gaytons, with their team, have delivered a beautiful world of which we are all so proud. We look forward to sharing the lives of these characters in the weeks and months to come.”

Did you watch the Hell on Wheels premiere? What did you think?

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