'Walking Dead' beats the Olympics in ratings once again

By Chelsea Lewis,

AMC's The Walking Dead has become an unstoppable force and once again has beat the Olympics in the ratings once again.

The most recent episode of The Walking Dead drew in over 13.3 million viewers and scored 6.8 rating in the advertiser important 18-49 demographic target, the LA Times reported. The total viewership placed Walking Dead at the top of regularly scheduled original programming for the night.

Deadline added that NBC’s Sochi broadcast only scored a 5.6 rating during the same 9 p.m. time slot. Though the Olympics still does dwarf the Walking Dead in viewership, so more people watch the Games while younger viewers flock to the AMC drama.

AMC was also enjoying a ratings bump for Talking Dead, which is the after show for Walking Dead. Talking brought in 4.8 million viewers, including 3.1 million viewers in the 18-49 age range.

Last week, the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead attracted over 16 million viewers and beat the Sochi Olympics in the key demographic.

When it comes to the ratings game, Walking Dead took home the gold and the Olympics are in second place with a silver.

image: AMC

 
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