The Walking Dead is the First Cable Show Ever To Be the Year's Top-Rated Show

Last night's midseason finale of AMC's The Walking Dead scored just over 15 million viewers and was the first cable series ever to beat all broadcast comers and become the fall season's highest-rated show.

Last night, the 9PM premiere of The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale delivered 10.5 million viewers. The series encored at 10PM and then again at midnight, delivering an additional 3.6 million & 1.1 million viewers respectively, totaling 15.2 million viewers for the night. With Live plus 7, The Walking Dead adds another 3.4 million viewers a week on average. The Walking Dead Season 3 to date reigns as the number one ad supported drama series in basic cable history among total viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-49, men 25-54 and men 18-34. AMC resumes the final eight episodes of “The Walking Dead” season three on Sunday, February 10th at 9pm EST.

“Representing both the studio and the network as AMC does on this project, I speak for so many when I say 'thank you' and congratulations to everyone involved,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president. “The records that The Walking Dead shattered today represent an enormous achievement of which we are so proud."

The Walking Dead has been setting, and then breaking, its own ratings records at just about every major episode for the last two seasons.