The Walking Dead Premiere Ratings: Record-Shattering!

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It's official: the cable universe belongs to The Walking Dead. All other programs are merely living in it.

The drama's Season 3 premiere was viewed last night by 10.9 million households, a ridiculous 50 percent increase from last year's opener and the highest-rated dramatic episode in basic cable history.

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“Thank you to the fans for making The Walking Dead such a tremendous success. We are honored and humbled that television’s largest adult audience resides on AMC.  So many people on both sides of the camera worked tirelessly on this project, and I thank and congratulate each of them for their amazing contribution,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, in a statement.

Including encores at 10 p.m. and midnight, the premiere brought in 15.2 million viewers. It also garnered 7.2 million viewers among 18-49-year olds. That's simply astounding.

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    Aries93

    It really does deserve a seasons 4 and 5, 16 episode pick-up with ratings like this.

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    is there any other good sites,to see the new episode,,i got stupid dish network i hae them for taking off A&E not only for the walking dead wich i love but duck dynasty 2,,so if anyone can help me that would b great,,thanks

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    I honestly don't know why I watch Walking Dead. It is a good show, thriller is just not my thing. But my, I cannot stop watching this show! Seriously!! It's so good that I told myself to suck it up and watch the whole hour! I never say this but after the pilot for this season, I cannot wait for next week's episode!

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    Not Surprise.. The Walking Dead is the Best show on TV!!!

    Ilkvomit

    Yes ..... DISH NETWORK blows chunks,Hail DirecTV lol

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    Considering nobody on Dish Network got to watch, imagine the results if we had been able to participate. Blast you to hell Dish Network!

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    God damn!!! I will watch this show




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