Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: A Walker Stands in Front of a Tree in The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 12: “Still”

We we’re continually shocked by the cable ratings records The Walking Dead broke with its fourth season, which wrapped on March 30, but it turns out the post-apocalyptic drama still has nothing on some of its top broadcast counterparts, specifically CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, which just had the most-watched finale ever.

Entertainment Weekly reports that a record 16.3 million people watched Big Bang’s May 15 Season 7 finale, which also earned an uber-impressive 4.8 rating among adults 18-49. By comparison, The Walking Dead’s Season 4 finale was watched by its own record of 15.7 million viewers, 10.2 million of which were in the 18-49 demo.

The Walking Dead’s most-watched episode ever is still last October’s Season 4 premiere, which garnered an impressive 16.1 million viewers, just 200,000 viewers fewer than Big Bang’s Season 7 ender. The fan-favorite CBS comedy may have scored more viewers overall, but like we noted above, given that it appears on a broadcast network (as compared to TWD, which is on cable) the margin between TWD’s Season 4 premiere and Big Bang’s finale really isn’t all that great.

Do you think TWD Season 5 has what it takes to top 16.1 million viewers and even Big Bang’s 16.3 million finale record? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.

Source: Entertainment Weekly