'Walking Dead' lifts AMC Networks quarterly revenue

Thu May 8, 2014 7:12am EDT

May 8 (Reuters) - Cable TV network AMC Networks Inc reported a 37 percent jump in quarterly revenue as more people watched the fourth-season finale of its popular show "The Walking Dead".

The company's net income rose to $71.4 million, or 98 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $61.5 million, or 85 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose to $524.6 million from $382.0 million. (Reporting By Lehar Maan in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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