Sunday night The Walking Dead had 4,947,000 viewers. The prior Sunday it registered 6,076,000 fans. Over 1.1 million people became zombies in one week. The show is now in serious trouble.
It’s as if Negan took his club and went after the fans themselves. “The Walking Dead” numbers have been coming down from their lofty heights for some time. But this is really a dire turn of events.
It’s not like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” suddenly rose from its grave to get Rick and company. For a second week in a row, the Ks finished under 900,000 at 867K. They, too, are crumbling like zombies left in the rain.
AMC’s companion show, “Talking Dead,” also fell by more than 1.3 million to 1,694,000 from 2,914,000. If they didn’t want to see the show, the fans had fewer questions– makes sense.
It could be, of course, that everyone is watching baseball. The Red Sox-Astros game had the highest rating of the night with 5,658,000.
So what is it? Are viewers tired of zombies? Aren’t we all zombies at this point? This is the 9th season of “Walking Dead.” It may be enough already.