Deadline reports that ratings for the latest episode of The Walking Dead reached the lowest point since the second season of the AMC series.
Competing against Sunday Night Football on NBC and American Music Awards on ABC, the fifth episode of The Walking Dead season eight drew in 7.9 million viewers, their lowest numbers since the penultimate episode of season two. Titled “The Big Scary U”, the most recent episode also scored a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49, the worst demo numbers for the series since the second season episode titled “Secrets.”
The Walking Dead fell 13% in the key demo since the previous week, though the first four episodes of season eight have seen lifts of nearly 40% on the Live + 3 metric.
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This season, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Nichols, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, Austin Amelio, Xander Berkeley, Pollyanna McIntosh, Steven Ogg, and Katelyn Nacon.
The Walking Dead airs on Sunday at 9:00 pm on AMC.