AMC’s zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead” continues its steady dive with Sunday night’s ninth season finale proving to sink to an all-time finale low for the show.
Titled ‘The Storm,’ the episode raked in 5 million viewers overall and 1.9 rating in the key demo. That’s down by 37% in viewers and 44% in the key demo from the eighth season finale in mid-April last year. It’s also down by 16% on the worst finale before this point – the first season ender in 2010.
The show has already been renewed for a tenth season with a new spinoff and several Andrew Lincoln-led Rick Grimes movies on the way. The series also remains the top-rated show on cable and top tier on TV overall, but a long way from the series high of 17.3 million for the fifth season opener.
Part of that though is timeshifting. The series has gone up an average of 47% in viewers and 52% in the key demo in Live + 3 numbers. The current season has seen the show’s biggest rates of time-shifted results to date.
Source: TV Line