Sunday, May 19, 2024

Ratings: “Walking Dead” Crosses the Line, Drops Below 3 Million Viewers, Loses 1 Million in the Key Demo


Is AMC trying to kill “The Walking Dead” on purpose?

On Sunday total viewership crossed a magic line and dropped below 3 million to 2.927 million viewers. The key demo dropped to .92, as in 920,000 or less than a million.

This means that in three episodes they’ve lost almost 600,000 fans. And they’ve lost a million in the age group of 18-49.

They’re walking, and they’re dead.

This is a lower rating than a daytime soap opera, and begs the question: is anyone in charge?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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