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'The Walking Dead' Ratings Fall to Lowest Viewers Since Season 1

The Walking Dead ratings continue to tumble, as the AMC drama series hit its lowest numbers since its first season on Sunday.

The most recent episode 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers, and that demo rating is the show’s lowest since Season 1. The last time the series fell below a 3.0 rating was Season 1’s penultimate episode “Wildfire,” which drew a 2.8 rating. Even looking just at the total number of viewers, that 6.8 million is a low we haven’t seen since the Season 2 episode “Better Angels,” which hit 6.89 million viewers.

Season 8 began with solid ratings but viewership dropped significantly in the second episode. Both ratings and viewership have been in steady declines for much of the season. In fact, the midseason premiere last Sunday, featuring the death of Carl Grimes, finally saw a rise in ratings, and it seemed as though the show was headed back on track. Sadly, this week proved that people are losing interest in The Walking Dead.

Overall, The Walking Dead has done well in the Live+3 ratings, as many viewers tend to watch the show on the AMC app or on-demand throughout the week.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on AMC. Fear the Walking Dead will debut its fourth season after The Walking Dead concludes its eighth, at 10 pm ET on April 15. 

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