/// The Walking Dead Gobbles Up TV Ratings Crown

March 31, 2014  |  Media Week

While Sunday night’s Season 4 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead failed to shatter the ratings record set in the season premiere, it did establish a new high-water mark for a cliff-hanger episode. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the frenzied finale scared up 15.7 million viewers and an 8.0 in the all-important adults 18-49 demo, marking a slight decline (-2 percent) versus the Oct. 13 opener , which drew a series-high 16.1 million viewers and an 8.2 rating. That said, the season capper improved significantly when compared to the Season 3 finale, which drew 12.4 million viewers and a 6.4 on March 31, 2013. In the dollar demo alone, last night’s installment was up 25 percent versus the most recent finale. Here’s how ravenous The Walking Dead’s audience truly is: Last night’s show out-rated the Big Four broadcast networks combined by a

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