In addition, season two’s finale was up 50% over season one’s finale.
Announcing the ratings, AMC’s President Charlie Collier said, “Congratulations to everyone associated with AMC’s The Walking Dead and thank you to the fans for creating, literally, record-setting television.”
The Plot (for those who haven’t caught on yet):
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.
Source: AMC – March 19, 2012