You May Know 'Walking Dead' Is the Year's Highest-Rated Cable Drama ... and You Might Be Able to Guess No. 2 -- But as of Last Night, There's a New No. 3 in Town TVWeek
A cable series had its season premiere Thursday night and shot right up to the No. 3 spot among the year's highest-rated cable dramas.
The show is History's "Vikings," which delivered 3.6 million total viewers for its season two premiere, based on Nielsen figures. That placed "Vikings" behind only AMC's ratings leader "The Walking Dead" and FX's No. 2 "American Horror Story: Coven" among cable drama series, History reported.
"Vikings" also pulled in 1.8 million adults 25-54, 1.7 million adults 18-49, 1.2 million men 25-54 and 1.1 million men 18-49, the network announced.
History was also touting the online impact of "Vikings," calling the show's launch "Twitter’s most talked about cable program for the night, up +28% versus season one’s debut, and History's most tweeted about premiere year-to-date." The announcement cites Nielsen SocialGuide.