Ratings: AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Posts Gain This Week

Sunday’s “TWD” was up in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

The Walking Dead | Gene Page/AMC

Last week’s “The Walking Dead” made headlines for becoming the first episode since season two to draw fewer than 8 million live+same-day viewers.

This week, “TWD” moved back above the 8 million threshold. It also posted a gain in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Sunday’s “TWD” drew a 3.57 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 8.28 million overall viewers.

The numbers top the 3.42 rating and 7.85 million viewer mark drawn by last week’s episode, but they remain below the 3.87 rating and 8.69 million mark drawn on November 12.

While ratings for “TWD” have greatly cooled in the past two seasons, the show remains a juggernaut by reasonable standards.

It was Sunday’s #1 cable original in adults 18-49 and overall viewership. It, moreover, will almost certainly rank as the week’s #1 scripted program in adults 18-49.

— “The Walking Dead” led into “Talking Dead,” which was also up this week.

This week’s edition of the post-game show drew a 1.32 adults 18-49 rating and 3.22 million overall viewers. Last week’s “Talking Dead” scored a 1.09 rating and 2.62 million viewers.

In addition to the slightly stronger lead-in, Sunday’s “Talking Dead” may have benefited from its announcement regarding the “Walking Dead”/”Fear The Walking Dead” character crossover.

Written by Brian Cantor

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