AMC’s ‘The Killing’ Returns Even With Previous Premiere

Back from the dead, The Killing’s Season 3 debut last night matched its Season 2 opener. The cancelled and then resurrected AMC crime drama garnered 1.8 million viewers and a 1.4 household rating in its two-hour season premiere Sunday — just like it did on April 1, 2012. That result is down from the 2.7 million who tuned in for the series’ debut on April 3, 2011, which remains the show’s all-time viewership high. However, Sunday’s premiere was up 27% in its rating from the Season 2 finale on June 17, 2012, and was also up 21% in viewers from the Season 2 finale. The latest season, which stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman along with new cast members Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz, focuses on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of 10 episodes, culminating in a two-hour finale.

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