The two big geek culture shows on Sunday night both set ratings records, continuing growth from already-high levels.  The season finale of The Walking Dead on AMC hit a new high with 12.4 million viewers over-all and 8.1 million viewers in the 18-49 demo, according to Deadline.  Those numbers top the 12.3 million over-all and 7.7 million in demo from the mid-series premiere in February (see "'Walking Dead' Midseason Premiere Sets New Record").

The finale of Season 3 drew over 3 million more viewers than the 9 million that watched the Season 2 finale (see "'The Walking Dead' Season 2 Finale Sets New Records").

The Walking Dead season finale was the most-viewed show on television for the week.

Meanwhile, the third season premiere of Game of Thrones was also the most-viewed episode of the series, according to Deadline.  The episode drew 4.4 million viewers in its first showing and 6.7 million viewers over its three plays on Sunday.

The comparable numbers from Season 2 were 3.9 million viewers for the first showing and 6.3 million over the three Sunday plays (see "'Game of Thrones' Opener Sets Series Record").

Over all platforms and showings, Game of Thrones was drawing over 11 million viewers per episode last season (see "Geek Shows Rule"), a number that will surely be eclipsed with season 3.