ByMatt Carter, writer at
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Matt Carter

So it turns out that the most of us prefer to watch zombies being decapitated rather than people twirling around on ice.

The Walking Dead returned on Sunday night and again delivered record breaking ratings. The mid-season premiere, titled 'After,' brought in 15.8 million viewers, meaning more people tuned in to watch Carl eat pudding than the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Even more impressively, 10.4 million adults in the coveted 18-49 age group tuned in, meaning The Walking Dead is still the #1 show on TV for this demographic. Add in time-shifted playback, and the episode will have been seen by more than 20 million viewers.

It's therefore no surprise that AMC president, Charlie Collier, is a happy man and wanted to thank the fans for their support:

With a number of high-profile choices on television last night, for The Walking Dead to deliver record ratings is remarkable. Thanks to the fans, who have been so supportive of this show in so many ways. We share your passion for this world. Thanks also to the terrific team of writers, starting with Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman, who with our outstanding executive producers, cast and crew pour their hearts into this series, always with the fans in mind. I speak for everyone at AMC in expressing my sincere appreciation and our shared excitement for the journey ahead. Chocolate pudding for all!

Chocolate pudding is awesome!

Guys, I think we should all take a moment to pat ourselves on the back for probably being the best fans in the world. Keep up the good work!

See also

- The Walking Dead: Michonne decides; Rick and Carl unite

- The Walking Dead recap: 3 things you might have missed in 'After'

The Walking Dead will return with more record-breaking ratings next Sunday.

(Source AMCTV)


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