The fifth arrangement opener of US show The Walking Dead has been viewed by 17.3m individuals, breaking link survey records.

It denote the greatest link gathering of people for a non-games program in the US, as per TV survey figures following organization Nielsen.

The post-prophetically calamitous awfulness, which stars British performer Andrew Lincoln, held the past record of 16.1m for its fourth season introduction a year ago.

The end of the arrangement additionally set another benchmark for a finale with 15.7m.

Sunday’s come back to the air additionally triumphed in the important 18-49 age range with 11 million viewers. Its closest scripted opponent was mainstream parody The Big Bang Theory, which pulled in 6.9 million individuals in that key demographic.

The serial, which is indicated on AMC in the US, is screened on Fox TV in the UK.

Mixture reported that the show additionally arrived at record levels for the quantity of individuals acquiring the show unlawfully, with theft following firm Excipio logging 1.27 million downloads in the initial 24 hours after transmission.

In any case the level of theft for TV arrangement Game of Thrones pushes The Walking Dead into second place, with its fourth arrangement debut enlisting 1.86 million illegal downloads.

It included that Fox has surged the show to in the range of 125 businesses around the globe in an offer to impede theft.

The hit show tracks the fortunes of sheriff Rick Grimes – played by Andrew Lincoln – as he endeavors to survive tissue consuming zombies.

It has additionally emphasized individual British performing artist David Morrissey as The Governor, who wears a trademark eye-patch.

The most recent scene “tore up the TV rulebook”, as indicated by a survey in The Guardian.

It was known as a “humdinger of an opening scene”, constituting a “scaled down activity film”.