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MAR
12
3 YEARS

'The Walking Dead': 'Monumental' Episode Ticks Up in Ratings

Sunday's penultimate Season 2 episode garners 6.9 million total viewers, up slightly from last week.

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"The Walking Dead"

Sunday's penultimate Season 2 episode of The Walking Dead boosted the AMC series week-over-week.

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"Better Angels," the heavily hyped episode that featured the not-so-surprising yet shocking death of Jon Bernthal's uncontrollable Shane, ticked up to 6.9 million total viewers, up about 200,000 week-over-week.

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The hour, which comic creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman dubbed a "monumental event," also drew 4.6 million in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 4.1 million in adults 25-54.

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The series set basic-cable ratings records in both demos in February when its midseason premiere bested its then-record Season 2 premiere numbers.

The Walking Dead's sophomore season finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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