Last week’s “The Walking Dead” aired on Easter Sunday — and opposite competition from “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live.”
While this week’s episode did not face either factor, it did air against the demographically relevant (though limited in potential reach) WWE Network presentation of WrestleMania.
It still posted week-over-week ratings gains.
According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Sunday’s “TWD” drew a 2.81 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 6.67 million overall viewers. The numbers top the 2.63 rating and 6.30 million viewer mark drawn by last week’s broadcast.
Sunday’s “TWD,” which marked the penultimate eighth season episode, ranked as the night’s #1 show in adults 18-49. It was cable’s most-watched original for the day.
The season finale airs next week.
— Sunday’s “TWD” led into “Talking Dead,” which managed a 1.01 in the demo and 2.53 million in viewership. Both numbers reflect increases from last week, which scored a 0.87 and 2.37 million.