The Walking Dead went out in a big way this past weekend. The series scored an epic 6.6 million viewers on Sunday for AMC. Just to put that in perspective, most regular network shows don’t even do that well. NBC’s Community is struggling along with a depressing 3.8 million or so, for instance.
The Walking Dead is now without question the most watched television series on basic cable. It’s kept it’s numbers up after the shows 7.3 million viewer second season debut too. That’s especially significant, in light of angst being expressed by fans over the slow pace of the second season. Everything paid off in the end, during the mid-season finale, and those who found the never-ending “hey let’s find Sofia” plot of this season’s episodes were rewarded for hanging in there.
By comparison, the first season finale of The Walking Dead only pulled in 5.2 million viewers.