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Is 'The Walking Dead' starting to stagger?

The zombies on "The Walking Dead" may be starting to stagger. An estimated 14.6 million viewers watched the season premiere of the hit AMC series on Sunday, the Nielsen company said. That's down from the 17.3 million who saw last year's season opener and the 16.1 million people who watched in 2013. Last year's season premiere was a viewership record for the series, so this year's numbers may be an indication that the show has peaked in popularity. AMC points out that "The Walking Dead" was up against a Sunday-night football game between San Francisco and the New York Giants that was competitive to the last play. This year's season premiere...