“The Walking Dead” is making a comeback — sort of. Following a steady five-week decline, AMC’s hit show is beginning to creep back up in ratings.
According to Zap2It, “The Walking Dead” pulled in 10.48 million viewers, climbing .08 from last week’s 10.4m and earning the show a 4.9 rating in adults 18-49. Last week’s 10.4m viewers was a series low for the show, despite the numbers being impressive overall. Nevertheless, the rating is a far cry from the season premiere, which pulled in a whopping 17.29m viewers — the show’s all-time high.
The episode, titled “Sing Me a Song,” debuted the show’s anticipated take on the meeting between Carl and Negan. Just like in the comic, Carl tries to kill Negan, fails (but not before taking out two of his men), and soon finds himself under the dark mentorship of The Saviors’ leader. It’s an important plot development, not because Carl will ever actually go over to The Saviors’ side (he’s too loyal for that), but because, through his eyes, it finally provides the audience with some of Negan’s more sympathetic traits.
Airing Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on AMC, “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peleteir, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Green, Danai Gurira as Michonne and more.
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