“The Walking Dead” closed the first half of Season 6 on a high note — at least in the ratings.

Sunday’s fall finale scored a 7.0 same-day rating among adults 18-49 and 14 million viewers. That’s the show’s best 18-49 rating since the season premiere (7.4). It is, however, down a little from last season’s fall finale, which scored a 7.5 in the demo.

The 2014 fall finale was also the highest-rated midseason ender since the show went to split seasons in Season 2, so there’s not much shame in that. Sunday’s show was down about 7 percent year to year.

Full Sunday cable ratings will be available Wednesday as Nielsen completes its post-Thanksgiving catchup.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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