The Walking Dead Falls to Series-Low Ratings

Lawrence Kim
October 19, 2018

Things became even more complicated when it was announced that Robert Kirkman's Skybound Games would be taking over the development of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

Variety reports that Sunday's episode, "The Bridge", was the lowest-rated episode of the entire series in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic. The previous low was 2.4 back in Season 1, which was easily the least-watched year of the series. Last week's premiere was the lowest-rated premiere in the show's history, and the season eight finale was the lowest-rated finale.

New showrunner Angela Kang proved there's still life in The Walking Dead storywise with the first two episodes of Season 9, but there's no escaping the network numbers.

"The Bridge" also drew in just 4.9 million total viewers, a 20 percent drop from the (already down) season premiere, and just 200,000 higher than the all-time low of 4.7 million, also set back in Season 1.

Naturally, details of Rick's exit have been kept well under wraps as fans eagerly wait to see if he'll make it out of the series dead or alive.

The second episode of season nine fell a further 19% from last week with an audience of 4.9 million.

Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC, The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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