The Walking Dead


Status: Returning, 8th Season Airs Fall 2017
Timeslot: Sundays 9 PM EST
Premiere: October 22nd
Network: AMC
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira
Series Website: www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead/

Description: Former police officer Rick Grimes (Lincoln), leads a group of survivors in a world overrun with zombies. On a regular basis, they must face hard choices to assure their survival even if it threatens their humanity.

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Season End Status: This show improved to a 5.4 rating with 11.3 million total viewers to wrap up its seventh season, but that is actually quite low for a season finale performance. The Walking Dexit has definitely taken its toll on the show and the producers need to pay attention to that and make some course corrections before the show returns for its eighth season. It is still the highest rated scripted show on all of television, but if TWD keeps chasing away its viewers, that could change within a year or two.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:
These will be updated once the show has had at least two airings in its current season.

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2016-17 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
10/23/16 1 8.4 8.4 17.0 10.7 Renewed
10/30/16 2 6.1 7.2 12.5 9.0 Renewed
11/6/16 3 5.7 6.7 11.7 n/a Renewed
11/13/16 4 5.4 6.4 11.4 n/a Renewed
11/20/16 5 5.2 6.1 11.0 7.9 Renewed
11/27/16 6 4.9 5.9 10.4 7.4 Renewed
12/4/16 7 5.0 5.8 10.5 7.7 Renewed
12/11/16 8 5.1 5.7 10.6 7.9 Renewed
12/18/16 n/a On Hiatus 5.7 n/a n/a Renewed
2/12/17 9 5.7 5.7 12.0 8.2 Renewed
2/19/17 10 5.3 5.7 11.1 7.9 Renewed
2/26/17 11 5.0 5.6 10.4 7.7 Renewed
3/5/17 12 4.7 5.5 10.2 n/a Renewed
3/12/17 13 4.9 5.5 10.7 6.9 Renewed
3/19/17 14 4.7 5.4 10.3 7.0 Renewed
3/26/17 15 4.9 5.4 10.5 7.0 Renewed
4/2/17 16 5.4 5.4 11.3 8.0 Renewed

2015-16 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/11/15 1 7.4 7.4 14.6 n/a Low
10/18/15 2 6.2 6.8 12.2 n/a Low
10/25/15 3 6.7 6.8 13.1 n/a Low
11/1/15 4 6.8 6.8 13.3 n/a Renewed
11/8/15 5 6.2 6.7 12.4 n/a Renewed
11/15/15 6 6.5 6.6 12.9 n/a Renewed
11/22/15 7 6.7 6.6 13.2 n/a Renewed
11/29/15 8 7.0 6.7 14.0 n/a Renewed
12/6/15 n/a On Hiatus 6.7 13.2 n/a Renewed
2/14/16 9 6.8 6.7 13.7 10.0 Renewed
2/21/16 10 6.6 6.7 13.5 n/a Renewed
2/28/16 11 6.1 6.6 12.8 n/a Renewed
3/6/16 12 6.2 6.6 12.8 9.3 Renewed
3/13/16 13 6.0 6.5 12.5 n/a Renewed
3/20/16 14 6.0 6.5 12.7 9.1 Renewed
3/27/16 15 5.8 6.5 12.4 n/a Renewed
4/3/16 16 6.9 6.5 14.2 9.6 Renewed

2014-15 Season Ratings:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/12/14 1 8.7 8.7 17.3 n/a Renewed
10/19/14 2 7.7 8.2 15.1 n/a Renewed
10/26/14 3 7.0 7.8 13.8 n/a Renewed
11/2/14 4 7.6 7.8 14.5 n/a Renewed
11/9/14 5 6.9 7.6 13.5 n/a Renewed
11/16/14 6 7.3 7.5 14.0 n/a Renewed
11/23/14 7 7.0 7.5 13.3 n/a Renewed
11/30/14 8 7.6 7.5 14.8 n/a Renewed
12/7/14 n/a On Hiatus 7.5 n/a n/a Renewed
2/8/15 9 8.0 7.5 15.6 n/a Renewed
2/15/15 10 6.2 7.4 12.3 n/a Renewed
2/22/15 11 6.9 7.4 13.4 n/a Renewed
3/1/15 12 7.5 7.4 14.4 n/a Renewed
3/8/15 13 7.3 7.4 14.5 n/a Renewed
3/15/15 14 7.0 7.3 13.8 n/a Renewed
3/22/15 15 7.0 7.3 13.8 n/a Renewed

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