The second-season premiere of Walking Dead last night set a record for basic cable drama viewing, with 4.8 million viewers in adults 18-49 and 4.2 million in the 25-54 demo. According to AMC, it was the #1 series for the 18-49 category for the night.
Although cable ratings are a bit of a fluid thing, and records are a bit hard to pin down, it’s clear that Walking Dead is still a hit. And people like zombies.
The successful launch is in spite of offseason drame with show runner Frank Darabont getting booted, despite cast member wishes.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.