Ratings: “The Walking Dead” Dips Despite Lack Of Oscars Competition, Still Dominates Sunday

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Unlike last week’s episode, this Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” did not face competition from the Academy Awards.

It still drew a smaller live+same-day audience.

According to L+SD data posted by Showbuzz, Sunday’s “TWD” drew a 4.71 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 10.16 million total viewers. The numbers trail the 4.95 rating and 10.42 million garnered by last week’s episode in the face of Oscars competition.

This week’s live+same-day viewership figure is actually the show’s lowest since early season three.

Despite the week-to-week drop, “TWD” still dominantly ranked as Sunday night’s #1 show in adults 18-49. It was #3 in viewers among all Sunday night programs (beneath “Little Big Shots” and “60 Minutes”) and #1 among cable programs.

“TWD” led into “Talking Dead,” which drew a 1.56 rating and averaged 3.56 million overall viewers.

Written by Brian Cantor

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