Record ratings for Walking Dead finale

The Walking DeadThe second season finale of AMC drama The Walking Dead, starring Andrew Lincoln, drew record ratings.

AMC Press Release:

Last night’s season two finale at 9pm EST of AMC’s original series, “The Walking Dead” was the highest rated episode in series history. It delivered a 5.8 HH rating delivering 9 million viewers. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is the number one drama series in basic cable history for key demos including: Adults and Men 18-34, Adults and Men 18-49, and Adults and Men 25-54. The finale grew more than 50% in total viewers over season one.

“Congratulations to everyone associated with AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ and thank you to the fans for creating, literally, record-setting television,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president.

The Walking Dead” secured a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for best television series and won the 2011 Emmy award for outstanding prosthetic make-up. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow the zombie apocalypse. It tracks a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safety and security. The story explores the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies, the toll it takes on the survivors, and how sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to survival than the zombies themselves. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death, some growing willing to do anything to survive.{jcomments off}