12 February 2013 10:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Yes friends, The Walking Dead is continuing its inexorable climb up and over the chain link fence that once separated cable ratings from network ratings. On Sunday’s midseason premiere it in fact devoured All other shows in its timeslot with a whopping 12.3 million viewers.

When Season 3 premiered in October it saw series-high ratings, as it has done for every season premiere, and set a record for cable series viewing. But now, my horror-loving friends, it is garnering what is considered “mainstream numbers.” If you’re like me, your eyes glaze over when people start talking about numbers, so I’ve added some emphasis to make it obvious what is so cool about these particular numbers, from AMC‘s official The Walking Dead Blog:

AMC‘s Midseason Premiere of The Walking Dead returned with its largest audience ever in series history delivering 12.3 million viewers at the 9/8c premiere. The previous »

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