‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Thrash ‘Sunday Night Football’ For Third Week In A Row

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Well, this is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition now, isn’t it? For a third consecutive week and the fourth time this season, The Walking Dead has solidly beat Sunday Night Football among adults 18-49. In the sixth episode of its fifth season, the blockbuster AMC series drew a 7.3 rating among the key demo while the New England Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts got a 6.2. That’s a 15% spread.

coby-fleener-brandon-browner-nfl-new-england-patriots-indianapolis-colts-590x900The Walking Dead bopped up 4% in the demo from last week. Demo-to-demo in the 9 PM hour, Walking Dead drew 9.22 million, while SNF pulled in 8.1 million with a rating of 6.4.

Undoubtedly due to the blowouts that have been frequent of late on SNF and the amazing traction the zombie-apocalypse series has shown, last night’s results now doubles the number of times Walking Dead has taken down NBC’s flagship NFL show compared with last season. The…

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