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.