The Walking Dead Ratings Slip But Remain Huge for AMC

by  in Comic News, TV News Comment

Ratings of AMC’s The Walking Dead slipped again this week, with 6.1 million viewers tuning in for Sunday’s 9 p.m. airing (8.3 million with the repeat). That’s down 9 percent from last week’s episode, which dropped 8 percent from the series-high ratings of the season premiere, which drew 7.3 million viewers.

As Entertainment Weekly notes, that slide falls squarely within normal “post-premiere dip territory” for the series, which at its height in the first season attracted 6 million viewers. So there’s nothing to worry about, particularly considering that AMC has already renewed The Walking Dead for a third season.

The next episode, “Cherokee Rose,” airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, before the series premiere of AMC’s Western Hell on Wheels.