The Walking Dead Season 8 ratings continue to fall in week 2. Even the show’s highly anticipated “All Out War” storyline could not save the show as its ratings hit a five-year low.
According to TV By the Numbers, Season 8 episode 2 garner just a 4.0 among adults 18-49 category. Even though the show remained at the top of the Top 25 original cable shows, it recorded the lowest ratings since way back in Season 2.
“The Damned” saw Rick and Alexandrians work towards their ultimate goal of bringing down Negan and the Saviours. The episode focused on the aftermath of the assault on the Saviours. Negan did not make an appearance at all. Meanwhile, Rick and the band split into different groups to attack Saviours’ outposts.
During their mission, a few members got killed including Andy and Francine. At the same time, Daryl and Rick were held at a gunpoint by a survivor who claims to have now joined Saviours. Morales, from the Atlanta Camp, take Daryl and Rick in his custody. As for Ezekiel, he was seen training Carol for future missions.
The show’s estimated viewership was down to 8.9 million which shows a significant decline in the ratings since its previous episodes. Also, The Walking Dead Season 8 premiere, the show’s much awaited 100th episode, did not seem to impress the audience much. According to Variety, the Nielsen Live+Same Day data revealed that the AMC series drew just 11.4 million viewers, the lowest in last four years and 5.0 rating for the demographic of adults between 18-49. In contrast, the Season 7 opener recorded viewership of 17.03million. However, the ratings started to fall in the second-half of Season 7.
The question is will the ratings continue to fall. The big war between Negan and Rick’s group is still not over and still, a huge number of viewers are tuning in to see what is next for Rick’s group. The show continues to top the charts. As the “All Out War” storyline progresses the ratings are expected to get a boost. For now, viewers can only hope that the upcoming episode doesn’t disappoint the critics as well similar to episode 1.
The Walking Dead starring Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan), Morgan Jones (Lennie James) airs Sundays on AMC. Keep visiting Pursue News for more news and updates.
Source: TV By The Numbers
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