AMC’s The Killing got off to a healthy start Sunday night in the ratings, with the two-hour premiere drawing 2.7 million viewers.
Sure, that’s no The Walking Dead (5.3 million) — but nobody expected the moody crime drama based on a Danish hit to replicate the success of that monster hit. It’s slightly better than the network’s only series misfire Rubicon (2.5 million), thankfully. Combined with its encore airings, The Killing delivered 4.7 million viewers. (Anybody else notice the near-constant use of background noise in The Killing — usually rain? Made the surround-sound-enabled viewing experience of the show super immersive.)