TV ratings behemoth The Walking Dead returned last week with the first episode of its eighth season, but fans did not return in the same droves they did for the Season 7 opener.
While the Season 7 premiere drew 8.4 million in the 18-39 key demographic and 17.03 million overall, the season 8 premiere drew 5 million and 11.4 million instead. That’s a 50 per cent drop in the demographic and a 33 per cent drop overall. That also means this is the least-watched season premiere of The Walking Dead since season 3 which had a 10.8 million debut.
Despite the drop in its ratings, The Walking Dead remains AMC’s most watched show by a considerable amount.