The latest ratings report brings mixed results for Sunday’s flagship drama episodes, as AMC’s “The Walking Dead” posted a big gain but HBO’s “Westworld” premiered well below last season’s opener.
According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” drew a 1.23 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 3.49 million overall viewers. The numbers top the 0.92 rating and 2.93 million viewer figured posted by last week’s episode, marking the biggest week-to-week gains of the season.
In terms of adults 18-49, this week’s episode was the highest-rated since the October 13, 2019 broadcast.
“Westworld,” on the other hand, kicked off its third season with a 0.29 rating and 0.90 million viewers. The numbers markedly trail the 0.89 rating and 2.06 million viewer mark posted by the season two premiere, as well as the 0.56 rating and 1.56 million viewer mark posted by the last finale.
Both shows will, of course, receive lifts from DVR, on-demand and streaming.