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The Walking Dead Season 2 premiere nabbed 7.3 million viewers, and AMC said Monday that the show posted record numbers in the industry-prized demographics for a basic cable drama.

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Sunday's debut delivered 4.8 million among 18-to-49-year-olds and 4.2 million in the 25-to-54.

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AMC President Charlie Collier said the numbers were "staggering, just like our zombies."