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‘Walking Dead’ runs away with ratings

- February 11th, 2013

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If Grammy organizers are wondering where their viewers went last night, they need only look at ‘The Walking Dead’ ratings to get an answer.

The AMC zombie show has been a monster hit for the network since it debuted back in 2010 and has consistently shattered new records with each new season or mid-season debut.

The third season of  ‘Dead’ resumed Sunday to a basic-cable record 12.3 million viewers in the 9 PM ET slot, with another 4.1 million joining the party when the show repeated an hour later, according to preliminary Nielsen data.

Not too shabby.

‘Dead’ was up 45% in the coveted 18-49 demographic and up 52% in total viewers from the second season premiere last winter.

And guess which show held the previous record for a telecast drama? Yup. It was ‘The Walking Dead’ third season debut episode which nabbed 10.87 millions viewers last year.

Did you watch last night’s episode? What did you think about it?

How long do you think these ratings will last?

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