With so much competition, Sunday Night Football and the American Music Awards, the November 19th The Walking Dead episode ended up with historically low ratings. The Season 8 “The Big Scary U” episode fell a six-year ratings low for the series.
According to Deadline, “with a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49, TWD had its worst result since November 20. 2011. That Season 2 “Secrets” episode drew a 3.1 among the key demo. Week to week, TWD was down 13% among the key demo.”
With an audience of 7.9 million, Walking Dead had the lowest numbers since the Season 2 episode on March 11, 2012. While not the least watched episode of the season, that “Better Angels” episode had 6.89 million viewers. IN comparison to the November 12th The Walking Dead, the November 19th episode saw ratings decline 10% in viewers.
That said, with the Live + 3 metric, The Walking Dead has seen around 40% rise in ratings over the first four episodes of this season, which means people are watching the episodes later.