“Walking Dead” S9 Start Its Lowest Yet

Walking Dead S9 Start Its Lowest Yet

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” launched its ninth season on Sunday night and was down significantly in Live+Same Day ratings.

In fact, Nielsen data shows the episode had a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers – the lowest key demo rating since the show began.

It was also down 50% in the key demo and 47% in total viewers compared to the eighth season opener which scored a 5.0/11.4 million viewership. The overall Season 8 Live+Same Day average was 3.4 and 7.8 million viewers.

Even so, the show was still the top-rated show on cable for Sunday night by a wide margin – though has now fallen behind NBC’s “This Is Us” as the top-rated show on TV this Fall – that series averaging a 2.7 after two episodes.

Source: Variety