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17-Million Viewers for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Premiere

Total Audience Tally Just Short of the 17.3 Million for the Fourth Season Premiere in 2014

AMC is reporting 17-million viewers for the seventh season premiere of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, Oct. 23, which was just under the record 17.3 million viewers for its season five premiere on Oct. 12, 2014. Comparably, the season-opener of “The Walking Dead” was the most-watched show of the evening, beating competing “Sunday Night Football” on NBC. AMC believes this episode, “The Day Will Come when You Won’t Be,” will become the highest rated episode ever when the additional digital and delayed viewing is factored in.

“Talking Dead,” “The Walking Dead” after show, rose to its most-watched episode to date with 7.6 million viewers at 10 p.m. ET.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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