Final Episode of “The Walking Dead” Sets Record Viewership for AMC+


“The Walking Dead” went out with a bang for AMC+ on Nov. 20, scoring the young streamer its highest single day of viewership ever, Variety reports.


The 90-minute series finale episode, which aired in the show’s usual 9 p.m. Sunday slot on AMC’s linear channel and was available for streaming at that time on AMC+, is also the most-watched episode on the platform since it launched in October 2020.


On the linear side, the “Walking Dead” finale, titled “Rest in Peace,” also jumped in viewership from the long-running zombie drama’s previous weeks of airing its 11th season. While down considerably from its ratings heyday, “The Walking Dead” went out as the No. 2 cable drama in both the adults 18-49 and 25-54 age demographics for the 13th consecutive year.


Per Nielsen’s Live + 3 Day data, the series finale averaged 3.1 million total viewers, up 36% from the penultimate episode. Additionally, the episode drew 1.5 million viewers in adults 25-54 (+53%) and 1.2 million adults among the 18-49 crowd (+75%).

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