We’ve always known The Walking Dead is superior to High School Musical (sorry Wildcats, but you never had a chance) and now we have concrete proof. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the AMC hit’s Season 4 premiere — which brought in a whopping 16.1 million viewers for the initial broadcast alone — has officially become the most watched non-sports broadcast in cable history!
After factoring in three days of DVR viewing, TWD dethroned High School Musical 2, which was the previous Nielson’s Live+ Three Day return record holder. While HSM 2 brought in some 18 million viewers including those who watched via DVR back in 2007, TWD smashed that record with a grand total of over 20 million total viewers.
While TWD doesn’t hold a candle to football broadcasts (that’s the one where they score field goals, right?) the post-apocalyptic drama scored 13.2 million viewers last Sunday in the coveted 18-49 demo, which it has had a firm grip on for quite some time now.
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The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 2: “Infected” airs this Sunday, October 20 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter