Five seasons later and The Walking Dead has done it again: Sunday’s finale hit another ratings record for AMC’s zombie drama. The 90-minute closer delivered 15.8 million viewers and an incredible 8.2 rating among adults 18-49.
That marks the best finale performance in the show’s history — and third most-watched episode overall. This cements TWD as the top-rated TV show in the adult demo this season (with Fox’s break-out phenom Empire ranking No. 2 among dramas — see chart below).
Post-show Talking Dead performed strong too, having a series-high 7.5 million viewers and a 3.9 rating.
Top 10 Programs Season To Date In Adult Demo
Net Program Name A18-49 (000)
AMC WALKING DEAD, THE 9,373
NBC VOICE, THE 7,036
FOX EMPIRE 6,350
CBS BIG BANG THEORY, THE 5,789
ABC MODERN FAMILY 4,230
ABC SCANDAL 3,892
ABC HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER 3,766
CBS 60 MINUTES 3,647
CBS ODD COUPLE, THE 3,583
AMC TALKING DEAD 3,551