AMC's fourth quarter boosted by 'The Walking Dead'

(Reuters) - AMC Networks Inc reported a stronger fourth quarter as advertising revenue rose and more people watched the cable operator's original programs, especially "The Walking Dead".

Net income rose to $61.5 million, or 85 cents per share, in the quarter, from $43.2 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose 17 percent to $382.0 million.

(Reporting by Chandni Doulatramani in Bangalore; Editing by Sreejiraj Eluvangal)