‘The Walking Dead’ ratings: Blood-thirsty viewers come back in droves — But is Season 7 any good? [POLL]

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returned Sunday with not only 15.9 million total viewers in Nielsen live+3 ratings, but a record-setting zombie body count of 300+ deaths thanks to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne’s (Danai Gurira) metal cable of doom. The show is up 5% from the mid-season finale back in December — not too shabby for a show in its seventh season. With ratings still doing gangbusters for TV’s #1 program, we want to know how you think Season 7 compares to the other six seasons. Vote in our poll below, all you blood-thirsty viewers.

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Talking Dead” starring Emmy winner Chris Hardwick remains the #1 talk show on all of television, returning with 5.6 million total viewers and 3.2 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. Not too shabby for a show about a show. What did you think of “The Walking Dead” Season 7, Episode 9, titled “Rock in the Road”? Be sure to discuss it all in our TV forums, where Hollywood bigwigs often hide behind cyber handles.

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“The Walking Dead” has a so-so track record at the Emmy Awards, winning only two trophies for Best Prosthetic Makeup (2011-2012). But the series has always done better when it comes to TV critics, getting nominated at the TCA Awards twice: New Program (2011) and Program of the Year (2013). Click through our gallery above highlighting “The Walking Dead” photo spoilers for Season 7, Part 2.

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