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Published On: Tue, Feb 11th, 2014

‘The Walking Dead’ season 4 returns to beat Olympics, watch previews for next episode

AMC’s The Walking Dead returned in a big way, crushing the competition. More specifically, AMC zombie drama outperformed NBC’s Sochi Winter Olympics coverage, CBS’ Beatles tribute special and Downton Abbey among adults 18-49.

the_walking_dead_season_4_episode_9 Chandler Riggs CarlThe Walking Dead drew an 8.2 rating in adults 18-49, while the Olympics drew a 7 rating in the demographic.

AMC says 15.8 million viewers tuned into The Walking Dead’s Season 4b premiere, with 10.4 million adults in the 18-49 demo. With time-shifted playback counted in,episode 9, “After,” will likely bring in more than 20 million viewers.

The current series ratings high, which was from the Season 4 premiere back in October, is 16.1 million viewers, with 10.4 million being in the 18-49 demo.

Meanwhile, Talking Dead also had a big night. The Chris Hardwick-hosted talk show brought in a series high of 5.9 million viewers, with 3.9 million of them being adults age 18-49.

The new episode featured the fallout from the mid-season finale for Rick, Carl and Michonne. Fans were left with teases for the fate of the remaining cast – check out the teasers for the next episode.


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