The zombies really know how to make an entrance.
AMC's "The Walking Dead" returned with an audience of 17.29 million people on Sunday. The Nielsen Company said that's a record for the series and, in fact, for any non-sports event on basic cable. It was easily the most-watched scripted series of the season among youthful viewers and lost only to "NCIS" for the overall crown last week.
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Five of the 10 most popular programs on TV last week were either football games or football highlights.
The CW network had a strong week, with the premiere of its adventure series "Flash" reaching 4.8 million viewers.