The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale Sets Series Record

The Cast of The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies), Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), T-Dog (Robert 'IronE' Singleton) - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
The Walking Dead season 2 finale sent the series off on hiatus on a high note, attracting 9 million viewers making it the highest rated episode in the series history. The season averaged 6.9 million viewers which is up 32% over season 1, and it ranks as the top dramatic series in basic cable history for adults and men 18-34, adults and men 18-49, and adults and men 25-54.
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