"The Walking Dead" Season 6 Premiere Rakes in 19.5 Million Viewers

Combined with Live+3, the season premiere for "The Walking Dead" season six topped off at 19.5 million viewers and held its spot as the #1 show on television. According to SuperHeroHype, the episode drew in 12.8 million adults 18-49 and 12.1 million adults 25-54 in live+3 ratings, which includes three days of time-shifted viewing. "The Walking Dead" is the first cable program to ever hold this position. Further, the premiere was the highest-rated for the 2015-2016 season among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

2014's "Walking Dead" season five premiere stands as the show's highest-watched episode, attracting 17.3 million total viewers and 11 million in the key 18-49 demo. The Image Comics-based series has been a ratings hit on AMC since first debuting in 2010, setting and breaking multiple records along the way.

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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