If you’re one of the last people in your circle of friends that hasn’t watched the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, don’t worry, this blog is spoiler free! You’d better hurry up though… It’s hard not to discuss!!!!
The show pummeled the competition in the ratings on Sunday night. A near record for the show – 17 million people in the US watched to find out who Negan’s victim was after the season 6 finale cliffhanger.
These are just the overnight numbers though as AMC expects the ratings will set a new record once more forms of viewing are added.
The standing record is 17.3 Million viewers for the season 5 premiere.
The show did break some records in the UK however. With 1.43 million people watching there, it was the highest rating of any series ever on FOX UK, (the station that airs TWD in the UK). It was a massive 59% increase in viewers over the season 6 premiere which held the previous record for The Walking Dead in the UK.