“The Walking Dead” Ratings Rise as The Governor Debuts

Sunday, which featured a well-reviewed episode of the creatively-revived “Dexter,” a standout edition of “Homeland” and the long-awaited introduction of The Governor on “The Walking Dead,” made for one of the most compelling nights of Sunday television this year.

It also delivered a plethora of ratings good news.

Showtime’s dramas both gained viewers this week, with “Homeland” rising to a series-high in viewers.

“The Walking Dead” also wowed in the ratings.

Sunday’s episode, centered in the Woodbury community and sans most of the show’s regular characters, attracted 10.51 million viewers with a 5.4 adults 18-49 rating. Both stats, though not quite on the level of the season premiere’s numbers, are up from the prior week’s episode.

AMC’s return to the DISH Network, which was finalized just prior to last week’s airing, likely played a bigger part in the performance this week.

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