Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sunday Ratings: “Walking Dead” Dies Another Day, Falls Below 2 Million Viewers to Lowest Ever (PS Glenn is Nominated for an Oscar)


That’s all, folks.

On Sunday night “The Walking Dead” fell below 2 million viewers to an all time low.

The number was 1,938.000. That’s a substantial drop from last week’s 2.11 million. I don’t know what those Zombies are up to, but the fans don’t like it. They’re leaving in droves.

In February, the number was 2.89. The steady decline is a sad saga for a show that once commanded north of 10 million viewers in a night. “Walking Dead” was a ratings monster. Now it’s on life support.

There’s only one episode left for this season, and then a summer season during which AMC should just let the whole die quietly. By then there will be so few people watching it won’t matter anyway.

Spin offs? Extra movies? I do think Andrew Lincoln was smart to cut bait and exit when he did, rather than wait for the eulogies.

The shark jump? When Negan took out his bat and bashed heads in a few years ago. I left, and I’m sure a lot of others did, too. Negan as a main character was nothing anyone wanted. That has been proven.

By the way, NeganĀ  killed Glenn, whose portrayer got the last laugh: Steven Yeun is the star of the beautiful movie, “Minari,” and nominated for an Oscar. LOL. A very happy ending.


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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