Sunday night's season finale of The Walking Dead
drew a whopping 9 million viewers, a record for AMC
. A solid two thirds of that viewership were in the 18-49 age demographic, both numbers proving huge jumps since the second half of the season premiered last month. But also consider this: this happened after a big chunk of the budget was cut and in the first full season without the original showrunner, Frank Darabont
. I think it's safe to say that Glen Mazzara
has more than fulfilled his duties since taking over. Also inside: More information about the casting of Danai Gurira
By the way, I'm going to go ahead and talk about things that happened during the second season, so if you're saving yourself and don't want to read spoilers, read no further.