‘Walking Dead’ season finale sets viewer record for show
Television viewers can’t get enough of those zombies.
The Nielsen ratings company said Monday that 9 million people watched the second-season finale of “The Walking Dead” on AMC Sunday night. That’s the largest audience ever for an episode of the series.
According to the Associated Press, it also was the most-watched original drama episode ever on basic cable among some key demographics, including viewers younger than 49 and among young men, although it fell short of being the mostwatched drama ever on basic cable.
The show’s season average of 6.9 million viewers was up 32 percent from the first season.
Andrew Lincoln and the rest of the cast in “The Walking Dead” drew 9 million viewers to the drama’s second-season finale on Sunday. Its average viewership for the season was 6.9 million, an increase of 32 percent from the first season.