Walking Dead season 9 premiere loses almost half its audience

Walking Dead season 9 premiere loses almost half its audience

Down 27 percent in the demo and 23 percent in the audience over the season eight finale, and down 50 percent in the demo and 47 percent in audience size over the season eight premiere, the downtick in both rating and audience size continues a long-running and alarming trend that has plagued the series in recent seasons.

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.

Even zombies aren't immune from the ratings erosion virus spreading throughout TV land: The Walking Dead began its ninth season with just 6.1 million same-day viewers Sunday, losing roughly half the audience which showed up for the season-eight premiere a year ago.

The Season Nine premiere garnered 6.1 million viewers with 3.2 million of the viewers coming from the key 18-49 demographic. It's also down almost 2 million viewers from April's Season 8 finale.

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The Season 9 opener was down a whopping 50% versus the Season 8 premiere in terms of ratings, and 47% in total viewers-the Season 8 premiere drew in 11.4 million viewers previous year.

To be fair, it's still one of the biggest shows on television, behind only This Is Us in key demo ratings. The move drove the single highest day of new sign-ups in the history of the service (those views are not counted by Nielsen, but also aren't released by AMC). What's more, given The Walking Dead is going into its ninth season, the show is battling not only industry trends but the laws of TV gravity: Shows of a certain age are nearly always destined to suffer serious ratings erosion they grow older.

Still, it seems unlikely that The Walking Dead will ever stop the bleeding this far into the series' run.

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