The Zombie drama starring Andrew Lincoln and David Morrissey pulled in 11 million viewers on Sunday evening with a 5.6 18-49 rating. Those figures are down slightly on last week’s mid-season premier but for a cable broadcast they are still HUGE. In fact the drop in ratings is not only to be expected – ratings usually decline across a season – but as they are so small they are ignorable.
Whether The Walking Dead will continue to command big audiences remains to be seen. Last week’s mid-season premier met with a mixed reaction from some viewers who felt it was clumsy and below standard. For now though the post-apocalyptic series is riding high in the ratings.