The midseason finale of The Walking Dead has pulled in the show’s lowest ratings since season 2.
The show, which is now in its 8th season, recently aired its “midseason finale”, where the season takes a break until next year, when the second half will be aired.
Typically, this episode usually leaves the audience hanging, giving them a big dramatic reason to tune into the second half.
This season, however, has seen ratings gradually go down, with a number of fans unhappy with the way the show has progressed.
The episode, named ‘How It’s Gotta Be’ pulled in 8 million viewers in the US, with demographics ranging from 18-49.
This is down from season 2’s 2011 midseason finale in terms of actual ratings, even if the viewing numbers are still slightly highers.
In the US, “ratings” refers to a combination of viewing figures, demographics and what viewers think of the episode, which all combine to create a number.
A show like The Walking Dead is heavily affected by its ratings, as advertisers consider the 18-49 range vital.
Despite this slump, it’s unlikely that AMC will cancel the series, as there’s still plenty of comic book material to mine from.
The network has invested a lot into the show, with the companion series Fear The Walking Dead also proving to be popular, despite being broadly the same as the standard show.
Compared to other network shows, such as The Big Bang Theory and other sitcoms, The Walking Dead is still riding high, even if the quality of the series has drastically decreased.
The Walking Dead will return to screens on February 25th, 2018. You can watch season 1-6 on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Source: Screen Rant