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'The Walking Dead' Ratings: Season 2 Finale Shatters Records

03/19/2012 04:30 pm 16:30:51

"The Walking Dead" closed its Season 2 with lots of blood, guts, zombies and big ratings. The Season 2 finale (9 p.m. ET on AMC) brought in 9 million viewers. According to the network, "The Walking Dead" is the No. 1 drama series in basic cable history with men 18-34. "The Walking Dead's" Season 2 finale grew more than 50 percent in total viewers compared to Season 1's finale.

The audience of the 11:30 p.m. ET airing combined with the 9 p.m. viewership brought "The Walking Dead" Season 2 finale up to 10.5 million viewers. Overall, "The Walking Dead's" second season averaged 6.9 million viewers.

By comparison, the Season 2 finale ratings crushed the previous record, which "The Walking Dead" claimed in February as more than 8 million viewers tuned into Season 2 midseason premiere.

"Congratulations to everyone associated with AMC's 'The Walking Dead’ and thank you to the fans for creating, literally, record-setting television,” Charlie Collier, president of AMC, said in a statement.

What's ahead in Season 3? Check out the video below for insights from the cast.

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