‘The Killing' Returns Down Versus First-Season Finale


The season-two premiere of AMC's The Killing was down 22% over its polarizing finale last year, drawing 1.8 million total viewers on Sunday from 8-10 p.m.

In the key adults 25-to-54 demo, Sunday's episode drew 857,000 viewers, also down 22% over the season-one finale, which was widely panned for not revealing Rosie Larsen's killer as teased throughout its freshman season.

The 857,000 demo viewers was on par (-1%) with what The Killing averaged in season one.

Combined with its 11 p.m. encore, the premiere episode attracted 2.5 million total viewers and 1.2 million adults 25 to 54.