Deadline has reported that "The Walking Dead" has triumphed over "Sunday Night Football" in the ratings for the second week in a row, giving the AMC zombie drama's it's third viewer victory of the five week's it has been on the air this season.
The "Walking Dead" episode "Self Help" scored a 7.0 rating among adults 18-49, solidly outperforming the 6.2 that "SNF" achieved with its telecast of the blowout between the Green Bay Packers and the defeated Chicago Bears. Numbers-wise, "The Walking Dead" was watched by 8.82 million 18-49-year-olds whereas "SNF" only had 7.9 million in the coveted demographic.
When expanded to include viewers outside of the targeted age range, "SNF" came out victorious with 17.3 million total viewers compared to "The Walking Dead's" still impressive 13.53 million. For comparison, the cable drama is still pummeling the rest of its network comic competition. The most recent episode of Fox' "Gotham" scored 6.63 million viewers; the newest installment of ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was watched by 4.4 million, "The Flash" 3.53 million, "Constantine" 3.1 million and "Arrow" 2.73 million.
"The Walking Dead" kicked off their current ratings juggernaut status with a season premiere that was watched by 17.3 million viewers. The show has three more episodes airing on Sunday nights on AMC, which means it has three more opportunities to best "Sunday Night Football" in the ratings.