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"The Walking Dead" Is Back With A Record-Breaking 16 Million Viewers

Season 4 premiered Sunday with Rick, Daryl, and the gang back in the land of zombies, and more people than ever before tuned in.

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WALKING DEAD ratings are so high by now we must seriously consider the possibility people are rising from the grave to watch it.

James Poniewozik

@poniewozik

WALKING DEAD ratings are so high by now we must seriously consider the possibility people are rising from the grave to watch it.

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To put it another way, "The Walking Dead" last night had 5 million more viewers than the "Breaking Bad" finale. TV writers' jaws are agape.

Brian Stelter

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To put it another way, "The Walking Dead" last night had 5 million more viewers than the "Breaking Bad" finale. TV writers' jaws are agape.

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“We could not be more proud of this show and everyone on both sides of the camera who work so hard to give life to this story of character, leadership and survival," said AMC President Charlie Collier.

Walkers > Meth MT @Variety: 'Walking Dead' Draws a Whopping 16.1m http://t.co/sDOh26tB6Z #EveryoneLovesZombies

Rachel

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Walkers > Meth MT @Variety: 'Walking Dead' Draws a Whopping 16.1m http://t.co/sDOh26tB6Z

#EveryoneLovesZombies

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