‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Continue to Fall

For the second week in a row, Georgia-filmed TV series The Walking Dead saw their ratings drop. According to TV By the Numbers, Sunday’s episode drew a 4.0 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic, which was “the lowest for the show since March 11, 2012 — the next-to-last episode of season two. TWD’s 8.92 million viewers were the least since the season two finale.” On a side note, that episode was the first introduction of Michonne.

It appears not even major callbacks or famous guest stars can help the show. Not only did the show bring back a character we have not seen since season one, one of Negan’s Savior is played by Lee Norris, the actor who played Minkus on Boy Meets World.

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NEW YORK-OCT 9: (L-R) Actors Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun attend AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ season six premiere at Madison Square Garden on October 9, 2015 in New York City. (Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)

This news comes after the season premiere of The Walking Dead, which had the lowest ratings in 5-years. The Walking Dead hit a high point in ratings with 13.3 million average viewers by Season 5. That number continued to skyrocket to 18.8 by Season 6. However, the Season 8 premiere saw a dramatic low point that has not been seen since Season 3.

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LOS ANGELES – OCT 23: Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan arrives to the Special taping of “The Talking Dead” w/ cast of “The Walking Dead” on October 23, 2016 in Hollywood, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)