11:52am PT by Michael O'Connell
'The Walking Dead' Finale Fetches Nearly 16 Million Viewers
This should come as absolutely no surprise, but quite a lot of people tuned into The Walking Dead finale on Sunday night.
TV's highest rated series — yes, it's still bigger than Empire — nabbed a finale best 15.8 million viewers and 10.4 million adults 18-49 on Sunday night. Those are still powerhouse numbers, even if they come shy of the series highs set with the fifth season's opener.
Once time-shifting is taken into account, The Walking Dead finale will likely exceed more than 20 million viewers and 14 million adults 18-49.
There was one record set on Sunday night. The Talking Dead brought in its best episode to date, pulling 7.5 million viewers — 4.9 million of them adults 18-49.