AMC brought out its "Walking Dead" fans Sunday, as the Season 2 finale of the post-zombie apocalypse drama drew a series-high 9 million viewers at 9 p.m. and a total of 10.5 million when the 11:30 p.m. rebroadcast was added.
That's more than 50 percent bigger than the audience for the first season's finale. More important to advertisers, perhaps: More than a third of the viewers were 18- to 34-year-olds.
In fact, among men 18-34, adults and men 18-49 and adults and men 25-54, "The Walking Dead" is the No. 1 series in basic cable history, according to AMC, which released the ratings Monday afternoon.