facebook
twitter
search
search

12.3M tune in for return of 'The Walking Dead'

Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- About 12.3 million viewers tuned in for the return of "The Walking Dead," setting a series ratings record for the Georgia-set zombie drama, AMC said.

The show began the second half of Season 3 Sunday night.

In addition to the 9 p.m. premiere, the show encored at 11 p.m., midnight and 2 a.m., delivering a total of 16.6 million viewers for the night, the cable network said.

The previous ratings high for the Andrew Lincoln-Norman Reedus show was 10.9 million viewers for the Season 3 premiere Oct. 14, 2012.

"When you look at numbers like this, the first thing that comes to mind is how grateful we are to the fans of this show. They embrace 'The Walking Dead' in a way that we wanted to believe was possible but we never take for granted," Charlie Collier, AMC's president, said in a statement Monday. "The cast and crew put everything they have into making this show. They're a phenomenally talented group who truly give their all. We congratulate everyone involved."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Gisele Bundchen models for 6-year-old son Benjamin
Elton John rides with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke
Beyonce announces world concert tour after performing at Super Bowl 50
Steve Harvey mocks 'Miss Universe' flub in new Super Bowl ad
Blue Ivy, Apple Martin bond at Super Bowl 50