Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: A Hungry Walker in the Dark in The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 12: “Still”

Just a few days before Season 4, Episode 14 of The Walking Dead aired, comic book writer and show executive producer Robert Kirkman said that it was a “big one” that viewers will definitely remember. Seeing as how Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino) stabbed Mika Samuels (Kyla Kenedy), only to get shot by Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) herself in “The Grove’s” final minutes, we certainly understand Robert’s accurate tease.

But was all of the buzz in advance of the March 16 ep enough to entice people to tune in? Apparently, it was! According to Zap2It, the Episode 14 garnered an impressive 12.9 million total viewers, a slight rise from last week’s episode, “Alone”, which in itself had risen a bit over Season 4, Episode 12. If you ask us, it seems like the upcoming Season 4 finale in two weeks (premiering on March 30) could possibly score a record-breaking amount of viewers. It’s clear TWD is on a ratings roll!

“The Grove” also had about 8.1 million viewers in the all-important 18-49 demo, earning a very respectable 6.4 rating in said demo — up from the 6.3 rating that “Alone” posted just last week. It seems like it’s only good news for TWD these days, and given all of the post-premiere chatter about “The Grove,” we expect even more people will be watching it from their DVRs in the coming days.

Did you catch Episode 14 live on March 16, or do you plan to watch it later this week? Tell us your plans below!

The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

Source: Zap2It