The Walking Dead is still alive and kicking.
Sunday’s Season 5 premiere — which garnered a rare “A” grade from TVLine readers — attracted a series-high 17.3 million viewers (11 million of which fell into the 18-49 bracket).
The show’s previous record was 16.1 million viewers (10.4 in 18-49) for the Season 4 premiere.
Last week, AMC renewed Walking Dead for a sixth season.
The Chris Hardwick-hosted aftershow Talking Dead also enjoyed record ratings, drawing 6.9 million viewers (4.5 million aged 18-49) at 10/9c.