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“Walking Dead,” “Talking Dead” Ratings Rise As Season Finale Approaches

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“Walking Dead,” “Talking Dead” Ratings Rise As Season Finale Approaches

Sunday’s “Twice As Far” episode of “The Walking Dead” saw a number of big moments happen as the show barrels towards its season six finale. With that momentous occasion fast-approaching — as well as the debut of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan — ratings for the AMC zombie drama have seen an uptick.

Deadline has reported that Sunday’s episode saw a rebound in viewership from the March 6 episode, which was so far the season’s lowest rated episode. Sunday’s episode had a small rise in total viewers as well as adults 18-49. 12.7 million total viewers, with 7.7 of them in the coveted 18.49 demo, earning the show a 6.04 rating. Those numbers made “The Walking Dead” the most-watched show on TV on Sunday night with 18-49 year olds.

The numbers have dipped a little, though, when you compare it with the comparable episode from last year’s season 5; “Twice As Far” was down 8% in total viewers when compared to the March 15, 2015’s episode (“Spend”).

“Walking Dead’s” companion talk show “Talking Dead” actually beat Fox’s “The Passion.” The Tyler Perry production won in total viewers, earning 6.65 million compared to “Talking Dead’s” 5.3 million. When it comes to adults 18-49, however, the Chris Hardwick-hosted talk show scored a 2.4 rating, easily beating “The Passion’s” 1.6.

“The Walking Dead’s” 90-minute long season finale airs on Sunday, April 3 on AMC.

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