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'The Killing' delivers best AMC premiere behind 'The Walking Dead'

April 4, 2011 |  2:38 pm

Thekillingamc AMC seems to have gotten the hang of this original-series thing. Sunday night, the cable network premiered its new crime drama "The Killing" to critical acclaim and its second-best series opener ratings ever.

"The Killing" averaged 2.7 million total viewers for its two-hour premiere, according to the Nielsen Co. Those are AMC's best series premiere ratings since the start of the zombie series "The Walking Dead" last year.

"The Killing" received rapturous reviews from critics, with the Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara calling the first two installments "riveting."

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Photo: Stan Larsen (Brent Sexton) and Mitch Larsen (Michelle Forbes) with detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) in AMC's "The Killing" Credit: Carole Segal/AMC.