Updated: 'The Walking Dead' Viewership Up 10% In Third Episode of Season 3

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October 30th, 2012

It wasn't quite a record, but Sunday's The Walking Dead drew 10.509 million viewers, and perhaps buoyed by Dish subscribers who were aware AMC was back in the channel lineup, was up 10% from the 9.547 million the previous week and less than 400,000 shy of the record-setting 10.872 million for the season 3 premiere on October 14.  Update: The episode drew a 5.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 6% vs. last week's 5.1.

Note: we're experiencing some (perhaps Sandy-related) delays with our normal source for the daily cable ratings, which is why the Sunday cable ratings haven't been posted as of this writing.

  • LT

    Probably 5.5 demo. That will certainly beat last nights monday night football snoozefest. Congrats WD! What a hit this show is.

  • karinpsy

    Homeland please?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Homeland = 2.073M at 10p

  • gumboot

    And with an episode that featured almost none of the regular cast…!

  • don

    i know its cable but shouldnt these rating be with the big four networks now since its beat most shows on all tv

  • KS

    I actually liked yesterday’s episode. For once, we saw something new and fast paced on the show in a long time. Want to know more about the Governor.

  • Kpinantioch

    I am a DISH subscriber who was not aware AMC was back when the second episode aired. I think many DISH subscribers like me also watched episodes 1 and 2 of the third season this last Sunday, so I expect ratings for those repeated episodes to be higher.

  • Nick

    A18-49 rating is 5.43.

  • SarahL

    Yay, The Walking Dead! Great demo.

  • Oliver

    Doesn’t Dish represent about 10% of cable subscribers? It works out…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Thanks, Nick!

  • marc

    woah, Homeland broke 2m viewers? nice!

  • John A

    Wow 5.4 is amazing. Where is the renewel news?

  • Stefan

    Can you please post your usual numbers here too?

  • CJ

    awesome once again

  • ribbit

    Renewal was slightly given away by contest for walk-on role in season 4… not that a season hinges on walk-on contests… but still

  • ribbit

    oh my prediction for season 4.. rick and carl alone on the road

  • CC

    I hope not ribbit as Daryl is the most entertaining on the show!

  • John A

    Hope it gets 22 eps for season 4.

  • john

    This will be three straight weeks that Walking Dead has topped every network show, excluding football,in the demo. I hope that one of the cliffhanger season enders passes the 6.0 mark.

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