The Walking Dead Scares Up Record Ratings

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The Walking Dead was a hit after just six episodes.

But following last night's second season premiere, this AMC thriller is now a record-breaking hit.

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The original airing of "What Lies Ahead" earned 7.3 million total viewers, a 38 percent leap over last season's average. Moreover, 4.8 million of these households fell into the coveted 18-49-year old demographic. That's a record for basic cable.

The Walking Dead is one of those rare television programs that reaches both a core genre fan as well as broad audiences simply looking for a great, character-based story,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement. “That The Walking Dead is now the most watched drama in the history of basic cable is staggering, just like our zombies.”

For a look ahead, check out this Walking Dead promo now!

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Love this show so much!

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Sweet! TWD is so awesome! Can't wait for this season!

Amy-jackey

it kicked ass another great drama is the vampire diaries.

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