Walking Dead Premiere Sets Cable Ratings Record

Last night 11 million people watched the second season premiere of AMC's zombiepallooza The Walking Dead. Yes, that's cumulative number of people who watched the show over its three broadcasts, but even the 9pm showing pulled in 7.3 million viewers, which is absolutely huge for cable. If those ratings were a person, they'd be the mom in What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

The press release AMC sent out says it's "the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history," which is a really spinny way of saying that everyone in America watched the damn thing. Well, not everyone, but you get the point.

Still, it wasn't my favorite episode. Not enough angst or enough action, just a lot of roaming through the woods. But the ending. Oof! That ending! It seems like you all watched it. What did you think?