Sunday's midseason finale of The Walking Dead performed solidly for AMC, delivering 6.6 million viewers, Inside TV reports.
That's down from the series-high 7.3 million who tuned in for the Season 2 premiere, and still ahead of the first season, which at its height attracted 6 million viewers. Story-wise this week's episode, "Pretty Much Dead Already," rates among the strongest of what's been a slow-moving and frustrating season.
With that, the acclaimed drama goes on hiatus, returning Feb. 12 with "Nebraska," the first of the final six episodes of the season. Whether those 6 million viewers will return with it of course remains to be seen.