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.

  • Jared

    AMC won’t be letting The Walking Dead go anytime soon. With these ratings this series could go on until the producers say so.

  • JJ

    This show is such a beast! I can’t wait to see ratings for the midseason and season finales, new peaks will be set for sure!

  • CBSviewer

    I don’t understand why this episode had so much viewers because it was not as good as usual :(

  • Joe

    the episode was outstanding and the guy from basic instinct 2 at the end was so creepy

  • Jason


    How long did you watch to make that evaluation?

    If this episode wasn’t as well-received overall (I don’t have an opinion, haven’t seen this ep. yet), then the next episode or two may see more of a decrease.

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