NEW YORK (AP) — In an illustration of how the television world is changing, the hottest drama this fall is on cable.
AMC’s creepy “The Walking Dead” pulled in 9.5 million viewers for its first showing on Sunday. It was the second episode of the show’s third season. A week ago nearly 11 million people watched the season premiere of the show, about a sheriff’s deputy fighting zombie-like people.
The network airs a new episode three times on Sunday night. The Nielsen ratings company says a total of 14 million people watched at least one of them this week.
The most-watched drama on broadcast TV last week was “Person of Interest” on CBS. It had just under 14 million viewers. It was even more dominant among the 18-to-49-year-old demographic, which advertisers crave.