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‘The Walking Dead’ Closes Season with 18.4 Million Viewers

Third Most-Watched Episode of the Season

“The Walking Dead” on AMC closed the sixth season with 18.4 million viewers and 11.5 million adults 18-49 on Sunday, April 3, based on the Live + 3-Day data (which includes 3-days of DVR usage). The episode, a 90-minute installment titled “Last Day on Earth,” is also expected to generate more than one million additional digits views.

Comparably, this is now the fourth season in a row that “The Walking Dead” has finished as the most popular series on television in the demo. Sunday’s finale increased from its same-day averages by 30 percent in total viewers (14.2 to 18.4 million) and 32 percent in adults 18-49 (6.9 to 9.1 rating).

Lead-out post-discussion series “Talking Dead” concluded the season with 7.4 million viewers and a 3.5 rating in adults 18-49 in L+3.

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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