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Ratings: AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Posts Another Gain

That last week’s Academy Awards broadcast did not prevent “The Walking Dead” from enjoying a ratings increase does not mean it had no effect on the AMC drama.

Sunday’s episode, which was the first 2015 installment to air without competition from a special television event, drew a strong 7.5 adults 18-49 rating with 14.43 million viewers.

Last week’s episode posted a 6.9 with 13.44 million viewers, which bested the previous week’s season low 6.2 with 12.27 million.

To date, the only winter/spring episodes that have drawn larger audiences than this week’s broadcast were the fourth midseason premiere, the season four finale and the fifth midseason premiere.

“TWD” was television’s top-rated program Sunday. It is poised to also rank as the week’s top-rated broadcast.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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