'Walking Dead' Returns to Record Ratings

AMC drama nets 7.3 million viewers, 4.8 million A18-49

Sunday's season two premiere of The Walking Dead delivered record ratings for AMC, attracting 7.3
million total viewers.

The zombie drama also drew 4.8 million in the adults 18-49
demographic, breaking the basic cable record for a single drama telecast. Walking Dead improved 36% in the key
demo and 35% in adults 25-54 (4.2 million - also a basic cable record) over its
season one average.

Total viewership for the premiere episode increased 38% over
the series' season one average, and Sunday's 4.8 household rating was up 36%
over last season's rating.

Overall, Sunday's episode reached 11 million viewers through
three airings.