You know what’s cool? Zombies. That’s what. 12.3 million viewers says it all.
The Walking Dead returned for its mid-season premiere, taking in 12.3 million viewers during the 9PM airing of “The Suicide King.” The Season 3 premiere, “What Lies Ahead,” previously held the record for most zombie fans with 10.9 million viewers.
Coupled with the 11PM and 2AM encore airings, TWD bit off 16.6 million viewers for the entire night.
Nerdist star Chris Hardwick had similar success, grabbing 2.7 million viewers for his post-Walking Dead show, The Talking Dead.