AMC Is Not Concerned With ‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Decline

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The ratings for the once immensely popular zombie show, The Walking Dead, now more closely resemble one of the shows walkers compared to what they once were, but AMC execs aren’t phased in the slightest.

With ratings dropping by nearly half for the past few seasons, you would imagine the AMC offices would be on fire as they scramble to figure out what to do. But, as it seems, cooler heads will prevail for cable juggernaut. It seems president of AMC’s entertainment networks group, Sarah Barnett, believes the people cutting cable are mostly to blame for the dip in The Walking Dead‘s viewership. She recently spoke with Vulture on the matter.

Our decline has really mirrored the declines across basic cable — we just had higher to fall from.

While viewership has drastically declined, the show still remains the top scripted series on cable television.

The fact that we are still the No. 1 show by a margin of two to one is quite something. One of the things that I take such encouragement from is the fact that our ratings are pretty stabilized. We did see declines at the beginning of [Season Nine], but through all of the back half of this season, we are seeing the kind of stability that we’ve never really seen in this property before. We believe that we’ve hit a core, and that if that core sits around the numbers it is, it will continue to be a complete phenomenon in cable TV in 2019.

Season 9  of The Walking Dead has had record low numbers for the series, having the lowest viewed season finale in the show’s history and also the lowest viewed episode, ‘The Calm Before,’ in the series history. In contrast, Season 9 also heralded the highest Rotten Tomatoes rating. AMC has no plans of slowing down The Walking Dead any time soon. In fact, they’re going harder than ever.

There are plans for a new series in The Walking Dead universe premiering next year, the upcoming season 5 of Fear The Walking Dead, the inevitable season 10 of The Walking Dead and even a film series with Andrew Lincoln reprising his role as the show’s former leading man, Rick Grimes.

What are your thoughts on the ever-expanding world of The Walking Dead? Do you think the ratings spell a different fate for the series? Should AMC be concerned with the rating drop? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: Vulture

The Avengers Suit Up In New ‘Endgame’ International Character Posters

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Avengers Endgame Chris Evans Captain AmericaMarvel Thailand has released a batch of official character posters for Avengers: Endgame.

The new posters feature Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the remaining members of the Avengers, as well as Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Nebula and Rocket Raccoon. The heroes can be seen suited up and ready for their next battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.

You can check out the first Avengers: Endgame character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

Avengers Endgame Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man

Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.

While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan.

Here is the plot synopsis for Endgame:

A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Source: Marvel Thailand

Avengers Endgame Jeremy Renner Hawkeye

Avengers Endgame Don Cheadle War Machine

Avengers Endgame Danai Gurira Okoye

Avengers Endgame Chris Hemsworth Thor

Avengers Endgame Chris Evans Captain America

Avengers Endgame Brie Larson Captain Marvel

Avengers Endgame Karen Gillan Nebula

Avengers Endgame Mark Ruffalo Bruce Banner Hulk

Avengers Endgame Paul Rudd Ant-Man

Avengers Endgame Rocket Raccoon

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