'Walking Dead' Season 9 Midseason Finale Hits New Ratings Low

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Cast members of "The Walking Dead" arrive at a special AMC photo call at the Andaz Rooftop Lounge on July 20, 2018 in San Diego, CA. (CarlaVanWagoner /

The Walking Dead Season 9 saw ratings drop with the midseason finale.

According to Variety, The Walking Dead has a hit new midseason finale ratings low point for the second year in a row.

Variety reports the episode that aired this Sunday, the midseason finale for the show’s ninth season, averaged a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen Live+Same Day data. 

In comparison, the Season 8 midseason finale was previously the lowest-rated with that episode having drawn a 3.4 rating and 7.9 million viewers last year.

This means this year’s midseason finale for the show was down a jaw-dropping 41% in the essential demographic and 35% in the total number of viewers compared to the same episode last year. This season’s episode is now not only the lowest-rated midseason finale for the show to date, but also it’s least-watched.

It is important to note The Walking Dead has had several rating lows this season, with the second episode of Season 9 officially put the show at a new series low int he demographic with a 2.0. It fell well below with a 1.9 rating the following week, with last week’s episode dropping to 1.8. Last week’s episode also nearly hit a new series low, reaching 4.8 million. The current ratings low point is 4.7 million, set during Season 1.

That said, it is once again the highest-rated show on cable for Sunday night, with the show ranking as cable’s top-rated show for the season.


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