AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Breaks Ratings Records With 10.9 Million Viewers

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AMC’s ratings juggernaut that is The Walking Dead returned last night to a record breaking 10.9 million total viewers, hitting series highs and making the show’s third season premiere episode the biggest telecast for a drama series in basic cable history among all viewers.

The season 3 premiere atrracted a whopping 15.2 million viewers for the night (across multiple airings and platforms) and 10.3 million viewers in the Adults 18-49 demo & 8.6 million viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. The ratings for the show in the 9pm slot (10.9 million viewers) outsrips previous ratings set by the series, including the season 2 premiere (previously the most watched telecast of The Walking Dead), which drew in 9 million total viewers and some 6 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demo.