By James Hibberd
Updated March 30, 2015 at 07:48 PM EDT
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Credit: Gene Page/AMC

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.

For more, check out Dalton Ross’ coverage of the finale, like his interview with star Andrew Lincoln and with co-star Norman Reedus.

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

Episode Recaps

The Walking Dead

AMC's zombie thriller, based on the classic comic book serial created by Robert Kirkman.

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 10
rating
  • TV-14
genre
creator
  • Frank Darabont
network
  • AMC
stream service

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