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Ratings: “The Walking Dead” Season Finale Sets 2015 High, Tops Last Year’s Mark

While it fell short of a series high, Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” did rank as the highest-rated and most-watched season finale on record.

According to AMC, Sunday’s season five finale drew a total of 15.8 million viewers with 10.4 million (~8.2 rating) in the adults 18-49 demographic. It narrowly bested last year’s season closer (15.7 million viewers, 8.0 rating) to set the finale record.

Up from last week’s episode, which drew a 7.0 rating with 13.8 million viewers, it was also the highest-rated and most-watched episode of 2015. That mark previously belonged to the midseason premiere, which drew an 8.0 with 15.6 million viewers on February 8.

— “Talking Dead,” which followed the 90-minute “Walking Dead,” did set a series high. It drew 7.5 million viewers with 4.9 million (~3.9 rating) in the adults 18-49 demographic.

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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