The Walking Dead had a huge season three premiere on Sunday night. 10.9 million people tuned into the AMC zombie drama, making it the most-watched episode of any drama series in basic cable history. The ratings marked a 50% increase from the season two finale. AMC's president said after hearing the results, "Thank you to the fans for making The Walking Dead such a tremendous success. We are honored and humbled that television's largest adult audience resides on AMC. So many people on both sides of the camera worked tirelessly on this project, and I thank and congratulate each of them for their amazing contribution."