The second episode of the zombie drama's third season was down from its premiere last week, but still scored an impressive 5.1 18-49 demo rating, and was watched by 9.54 million people at 9pm.
Elsewhere on cable, Showtime's Dexter secured a 1.1 rating (2.17m) at 9pm, while Homeland attracted a 0.8 score (1.74m) at 10pm.
On the main networks, NBC's Sunday Night Football game between the Steelers and the Bengals easily won the demo ratings with 6.7 (17.47m) at 8.30-11pm.
ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos was a tenth down to 1.3 (5.78m) at 7pm. Once Upon a Time rose three tenths to 3.3 (9.89m) at 8pm.
Revenge climbed two tenths to 2.8 (8.71m) at 9pm, as did 666 Park Avenue to 1.7 (4.81m) at 10pm.
CBS's schedule was delayed by an hour due to the NFL coverage overrunning, with 60 Minutes scoring a 3.6 (15.86m) at 8pm.
The Amazing Race was even with last week with 2.6 (9.54m) at 9pm, while The Good Wife rose two tenths to 1.9 (10.02m) at 10pm, the most watched scripted show of the night. The Mentalist attracted a 1.5 rating (8.1m) at 11pm.