Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Ratings: “The Walking Dead” Returns (Why?) to Lowest Ratings Ever, Down 22% from Last Spring to Just 2.7 Million


“The Walking Dead” returned on Sunday night after a six month break. Why exactly, is my question?

The ratings now are embarrassing, the lowest ever. The show dropped 22% overall from last April, to 2.7 million viewers. The previous low was last March with 2.9 million.

In the key demo, “TWD” dropped to just 870,000 viewers. Young people are gone, bored, yawning at this point.

On top of this. AMC doubled down on their zombie business, introduced a spin off that followed, with just 1.6 million viewers. Isn’t this thing over? Just wrap it up already. It’s 10 seasons, let it go.

Talk about beating a dead horse. “The Walking Dead” was once a thing, a phenom, a powerhouse. Four years ago, they had 17 million viewers!  But when you’re getting lower ratings than a daytime soap, it’s time to say goodbye.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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