The Walking Dead Scores Highest Ratings Yet

AMC’s The Walking Dead bounced back from a ratings decline last week to set a new series high with the next-to-last season one episode.

With episode 5 ‘Wildfire,’ The Walking Dead attracted a total of 5.5 million viewers last night, slightly topping the series premiere and jumping 15% from the last episode. More importantly, ‘Wildfire’ drew a strong 3.7 million viewers in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

After next weekend’s The Walking Dead season finale, the popular zombie apocalypse show will vanish until fall 2011. AMC approached this first season cautiously with a small 6-episode order just in case viewers didn’t latch onto the zombie concept. Now that they have, AMC is lacking additional new episodes audiences are clamoring for.

Read our The Walking Dead ‘Wildfire’ review.

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