The Walking Dead Season 2 ratings double

The shocking finale of Season 2 of AMC’s The Walking Dead is watched by 10.5 million viewers in the US, setting a new record for the most watched cable show ever

The Walking Dead Season 2 finale
The Walking Dead Season 2 finale
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in Season 2 of The Walking Dead

The shocking finale of The Walking Dead Season 2 hit ratings of 10.5 million when it aired on cable channel AMC, nearly double the 5.4 million who tuned in when the series aired on Halloween 2010, and a significant increase on the Season 2 mid-season premier which drew in a not-unimpressive 8.1 million viewers.

Already the most watched cable drama series ever, Season 2 has set a new record, and along with Game Of Thrones is one of the few genre shows whose ratings have defied the trend and actually risen across the broadcast of the series.