AMC’s blockbuster drama series “The Walking Dead” has consistently been one of television’s highest-rated shows, but Deadline reports that the Nov. 19 episode fell to a six-year ratings low for the series.
“With a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49, TWD had its worst result since November 20. 2011,” Deadline reports. “That Season 2 ‘Secrets’ episode drew a 3.1 among the key demo. Week to week, TWD was down 13% among the key demo.”
The story notes that the show’s live+same day results have been trending downward since the Oct. 22 season premiere. The latest episode settled for 7.9 million total viewers, the least since the second-to-last episode of season two back on March 11, 2012, when the “Better Angels” episode delivered 6.89 million viewers. Sunday’s episode was down 10% in viewers from a week ago.
The report cites some fierce competition for the episode “The Big Scary U” on Nov. 19, including a rising “Sunday Night Football” on NBC and the American Music Awards on ABC. The report also notes that the first four episodes of the season have been getting a bump of about 40% in live+3 numbers.