New episodes of Season 3 The Walking Dead air Sundays on DirecTV’s AMC channel 254 and AMCHD channel 254 at 7:00pm and encore at 8:00pm and 10:00pm.
AMC’s new Talking Dead (Season 2) episodes hosted by Chris Hardwick are shown on Sundays at 9:00pm and encore at 11:00pm. In this wrap-show the newest The Walking Dead episode is discussed by cast, crew, and celebrity fans.
10.9 million viewers tuned in to the Season 3 premiere of the The Walking Dead on Sunday, October 14, 2012 making it the “most-watched basic cable drama telecast ever”. The previous record belonged to TNT’s The Closer. 3.5 million watched the first The Walking Dead encore and 850,000 saw the second. Viewership for the night totaled 15.2 million.
The Sunday, October 14, 2012 Talking Dead Season 2 premiere drew in 2.1 million fans.