Holy shit.

This is easily the top “live plus same-day” demo rating for an entertainment telecast this season — well above the 5.4 earned by the season premiere of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” And among all primetime programs, it ties at No. 1 with the “Sunday Night Football” game between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys, which did an 8.7 rating in 18-49 for NBC two weeks ago.

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Watch the first 4 minutes of ‘The Walking Dead' season 5 premiere | THR

You might know him from ‘Go On’ or ‘Everybody Hates Chris.’

New Trailer: ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5

Key Art: ‘The Walking Dead' season 5

Key Art: ‘The Walking Dead' season 5

First Look: Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes on ‘The Walking Dead’ | EW

First Look: Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes on ‘The Walking Dead’ | EW

'Walking Dead' season 4 deleted scene with Michonne, Hershel and the Governor (NSFW) | EW

The Walking Dead' zombies have been slowly decomposing over 5 seasons | Warming Glow

Trailer: ‘The Walking Dead' Season 5 - Oct 12

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New Photos: ‘The Walking Dead' Season 5 | EW

New Photo: ‘The Walking Dead' season 5 | EW

New Photo: ‘The Walking Dead' season 5 | EW

Teaser: ‘The Walking Dead' season 5