‘Walking Dead’ Midseason Finale Ratings Down From Premiere

David Morrissey on "The Walking Dead" (Photo: AMC)

By Tim Kenneally

Season 4 of AMC’s zombie drama finished up its first half of with massive numbers on Sunday, but the half-season capper couldn’t quite catch the season premiere, and it fell just slightly short of the Season 3 finale in April.

The midseason finale of “The Walking Dead” pulled in 12.1 million total viewers, compared to the season premiere’s 16.1 million in October, which set a series record.

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The Season 3 finale posted slightly more total viewers than Sunday’s finale, which amassed 12.4 million total viewers.

Though the midseason finale fell just short of the mark set by the Season 3 finale, overall for the season, “Walking Dead” is handily beating its previous season, performing 29 percent ahead of the first half of Season 3.

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“We couldn’t be happier that audiences are continuing to respond in ever-larger numbers to the outstanding work of this amazingly talented team,” AMC president Charlie Collier said of the numbers. “We’re only at the mid-point of this fourth season, but I know I speak for the entire cast and crew in Atlanta when I say thank you to the fans for joining in our passion for these characters and their journey.”

The “Walking Dead” aftershow, “Talking Dead,” scored a series high with Sunday’s episode, amassing 6 million total viewers, with 3.8 million of them in the demo.

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“The Walking Dead” will resume its fourth season Feb. 9. [xfinity-record-button id=”7190072851208537112″ program_type=”series”]

On the social media front, the midseason finale of “Walking Dead” was the top TV-related topic on Twitter, generating 880,450 tweets about the show from 391,210 unique authors, with a total of 43.9 million impressions.

Click on the Image Below to Watch Sunday’s Midseason Finale of “The Walking Dead”:

"The Walking Dead" (Photo: AMC)


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