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“The Walking Dead” Becomes the Highest-Rated Entertainment Show So Far This Year

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“The Walking Dead” Becomes the Highest-Rated Entertainment Show So Far This Year

Two months into 2016, “The Walking Dead” reigns supreme over its fellow entertainment shows.

Over a period of three days, “No Way Out” — the midseason premiere of “The Walking Dead” — pulled in more than 20 million viewers over linear and digital platforms. 12.1 million of those viewers land in the adults 18-49 demographic, with 1 million more joining in through digital platforms. The numbers make “The Walking Dead” the highest-rated entertainment show so far this year, excluding sports and specials.

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“The Talking Dead” also got a boost with its own highest-rated episode this season. The episode, which featured host Chris Hardwick as well as director Greg Nicotero, singer Carrie Underwood and cast member Benedict Samuel, drew 7.5 million total viewers and 4.6 million adults 18-49.

Based on the Image Comics series of the same name and created by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 9 pm EST on AMC.

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