'The Walking Dead' Finale Becomes Most-Watched in Series History

Season Five Send-off Averages 15.8 Million Viewers

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'The Walking Dead.'
'The Walking Dead.' Credit: Gene Page/AMC

AMC's "The Walking Dead" is showing no signs of slowing down, with the 90-minute season finale on Sunday night becoming the most-watched finale for the series, the network said Monday.

The episode was watched by 15.8 million people, 10.4 million of them in the all-important 18-to-49 demographic. Last year, 15.7 million total viewers and 10.2 million 18-to-49 year olds tuned in for the show's fourth season finale.

"The Walking Dead's" entire fifth season averaged 14.4 million total viewers, according to AMC, up from 13.3 million last season.

The top-rated episode of the show was the season four premiere, with 16.1 million viewers.

AMC used the opportunity Sunday night to debut a trailer for the upcoming companion series, "Fear of the Walking Dead."

"The Talking Dead," AMC's live after-show, was watched by 7.5 million viewers and 4.9 million in 18-to-49 demo, making it the most-watched episode of that show to date.

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