The Walking Dead Season 2 mid-season return scores big! How big?

Under 24 hours after the resuming of The Walking Dead’s season 2, the ratings news is in and looks like the show has shattered it’s own previous record.  This is great news for fans of the series (which has already been renewed for a third season) It will be interesting to see if the show can continue to hold it’s massive audience and continue to grow it building up to what is surely going to be a very tense season finale. Check out the official ratings numbers after the jump!

The Walking Dead is very much alive and kicking, resuming Season 2 this Sunday night with tallies that broke all-time records for a basic cable drama in key demos, including 5.4 million viewers in the coveted 18-49 category.

The AMC drama also broke historical marks by drawing 4.4 million adults in the 25-54 range.

The previous record holder on both counts was The Walking Dead‘s own Season 2 opener, which was improved upon by 12 and 6 percent, respectively.

All told, the midseason premiere’s 9 o’clock airing delivered 8.1 million total viewers, while for the night the show amassed an audience of 10.1 million across three viewings.

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