TV Ratings: 'Walking Dead' Cliffhanger Nears Season High, 14.2 Million Viewers

The Walking Dead - Season 6, Episode 16 -Still 1-H 2016
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It may have been off slightly from last year's record-breaking finale, but AMC's The Walking Dead wrapped its sixth run on an uptick Sunday night.

The April 3 episode averaged 14.2 million live-plus-same-day viewers over the course of its extended 90-minute run. Aside from the premiere back in October, that made it the most-watched episode of the season — though off roughly 1.5 million viewers from the comparable episode in 2015.

Week-to-week, The Walking Dead audience climbed by nearly 2 million.

Among adults 18-49, where The Walking Dead still easily ranks as the biggest series on TV, the finale drew a 6.9 rating in the key demo. (Last year's finale drummed up a same-day score of an 8.8 rating.)

The Walking Dead's sixth season was off from its record-setting highs of yore, but the show does now see a bigger bump with time shifting. Year-to-date, the spring run of the zombie series has been averaging 18.8 million viewers, 11.9 of them adults 18-49, once live-plus-seven-day ratings have been tallied.

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