“Walking Dead” Ratings Keep Sinking

With the first half of the eighth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” over, the news is only bad for the zombie drama as the recent batch of episodes averaged a 3.9 and 8.7 million viewers per episode – a major drop from the 5.7 and 12.1 million viewers per episode average of the previous season’s first half.

The recent eighth season finale averaged a 3.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.9 million viewers in Nielsen Live+Same Day ratings – the show’s lowest-rated midseason finale since its second season back in 2011 which drew a 3.5 and 6.6 million viewers.

Despite the drop, the midseason finale was by far the top-rated show of the night and after show “Talking Dead” came in second with a 1.4 rating and 3.4 million viewers.

Source: Variety