Opinions — we’ve all got them, and when it comes to The Walking Dead, we seem to have waaay too many. Let’s get this right out of the way up front — I LOVE this show. It’s my favorite hour (or so) of TV each week. And this premiere has been a long time coming. That said, I had some definite opinions about this past week’s premiere, as did most folks I talked about. On this week’s SCARE GUY SHOW we discussed the episode. Tell us what you thought….. and, it goes without saying, this contains spoilers.
It’s interesting to note, however, that Season 8’s first episode came back with fewer viewers than previous seasons. According to Variety:
“The Walking Dead” Season 8 premiere, also the show’s 100th episode, posted the series’ lowest premiere ratings since its third season. According to Nielsen Live+Same Day data, the AMC series averaged a 5.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.4 million total viewers on Sunday night. The Season 3 premiere, which aired in 2012, averaged a 5.8 and 10.86 million viewers by comparison. This also means that the Season 8 premiere is the third-lowest in series history, ahead of only Season 2 and Season 1.”
Including Season 8, all of the season premieres now rank, from first to last according to demo rating, as follows:
Season 5 (8.7, 17.29 million)
Season 7 (8.4, 17.03 million)
Season 4 (8.2, 16.11 million)
Season 6 (7.4, 14.63 million)
Season 3 (5.8, 10.86 million)
Season 8 (5.0, 11.4 million)
Season 2 (3.8, 7.26 million)
Season 1 (2.7, 5.35 million)
Read the full Variety article here >>>
Does this mean that people are tuning out? Maybe they got tired of last season’s SUPER DARK feel? Not sure — what do you guys think?