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'Walking Dead' watched by record cable audience

  • The fifth season debut of American drama 'The Walking Dead' was watched by a record 17.3 million people, according to television viewing statistics tracking company Nielsen. 

    It was the largest cable audience in the US for a non-sporting program. The previous record was also held by 'The Walking Dead' during its fourth series opener.

    The serial, starring UK actor Andrew Lincoln, is screened in the US on AMC, and is shown in Britain on Fox TV.

     

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