Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Sunday Cable: “Walking Dead” Sheds 350,000 Viewers Week After Negan’s Unpleasant Sex Scene, Demo Drops by 200,000


No one liked Negan having sex with a zombie-masked Alpha last week on “The Walking Dead.”

The ratings for this past Sunday really dropped. Gone were over 350,000 fans. They just didn’t want to watch Negan and Alpha sharing a post-coital cigarette.

Week before total viewers were 3,518,000. This week, it was down 3,159,000.

In the key demo, things look bad, too. It was 1.2 million week before. Just 1 mil this week.

So no chance of those crazy kids becoming a super couple and raising the ratings for the poor “Walking Dead.” This show used to have 17 million fans. I don’t know where they’ve gone, but they’re outta here.

“Walking Dead” still rules cable on Sunday night, but does it matter? Not really. Counting in broadcast TV, they were the 12th highest rated show of the night.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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