Friday, June 21, 2024

Sunday Ratings: “The Walking Dead” Dies a Little More Loses Another 500K Viewers


“The Walking Dead” used to be scary. But now it’s their numbers that are spooking everyone.

Sunday night the show fell by 500,000 viewers to 2,259,000. The prior week was 2.7 million and already in peril.

The combination of Oprah with the royals, the NBA All Star game, Critics Choice Awards, and doing the dishes made “The Walking Dead” squeal and evaporate like a dead zombie. I am so sorry.

The All Star game scored 4,665,000 million and certainly grabbed cable viewers. Oprah did the rest.

That’s also the lowest number ever for “The Walking Dead,” whose interest seems to be gone. Are they still making spin offs and standalone movies? Hmmmm…..

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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