The Walking Dead Finale Sets Cable Ratings Record

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It was a record-setting ratings night for cable television on Sunday.

First, the Game of Thrones Season 3 premiere became that drama its most-watched episode to date.

And now AMC has confirmed that The Walking Dead finale garnered 12.4 million viewers, just enough to break the ratings record it set a month ago for the program's winter return.

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The series also pulled in 8.1 million adults 18-49, more than ANY scripted show on broadcast.

“In just three seasons, The Walking Dead has become a pop-culture phenomenon, entertaining millions of passionate viewers and obliterating traditional lines between cable and broadcast television," said AMC President Charlie Collier in a statement.

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