The Walking Dead Loses 6.4M US Viewers This Season

Author Thumbnail BY Gel Galang - December 05, 2016

The death of a TV series is always painful. But it’s even more so when that death was far from expected—as in the case of The Walking Dead.

Granted, there’s no announcement of cancellations anytime soon. If anything, season 8 seems already sealed and ready, and we’ll even be seeing one sure scary face for that new run.

But that doesn’t mean that the series itself is still in its high and mighty days. Considering the latest check in the numbers, this season alone seems effective in repelling long-time and possible fans.

According to the numbers from Showbuzz Daily, the show’s numbers has continued to slide. It has already reached a whopping 6.4 million viewers lost—and we’re not even down to the last episode of The Walking Dead’s half season.

Then again, that’s not to say that The Walking Dead as a whole—as well as its fan base—is dying off very soon. It remains one of the most-watched shows, though it’s hard to deny that watching it isn’t getting any easier by the episode.

We’re still waiting on the promise of Maggie’s transformation, the return of Ezekiel onscreen, Negan’s true nastiness (not the talkative bully he’s proven he is), and Rick and the gang’s redemption following the season premiere deaths.

That mid-season finale better make the wait easier to endure and the latter half of the season alluring to wait for. Otherwise, that decline in viewers might just worsen enough to cancel that sure season 8.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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Gel Galang When she’s not writing about comics, games or the latest gadgets, Gel spends her time indulging in them. She knew that Japan is her spiritual home the moment she set foot in Osaka’s Animate and Jump stores. But until she gets to write her own Gintama, she will remain an avid fan. When she’s not being a nerd online or in her head, she either writes fiction short stories or works on her second passion: Psychology.
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