The Walking Dead midseason premiere is lowest rated yet

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The ratings for The Walking Dead continue to drop as the latest episode of the show suffered its lowest numbers yet for a midseason premiere.

Fans of The Walking Dead are walking towards the door.

On Sunday night, (SPOILER ALERT!) fans said goodbye to one of the show’s most popular characters. Carl Grimes, played by Chandler Riggs, had been on the series since the very start. However, after getting bitten in the midseason finale, fans knew to expect his passing in Sunday’s midseason premiere. So, how many fans showed up to say their goodbyes to Carl?

According to Fox, the official numbers are in, and it’s not a great sign of the show’s future. The show pulled in 8.3 million total viewers, with 3.6 million in the coveted 18-49 demographic. Officially, this marks the lowest ratings for a midseason premiere in the show’s history. This puts it below the Season 2 midseason premiere, which pulled in 8.10 million viewers.

It should be noted that the show was still the highest rated program for the night, even beating out the Olympics. But The Walking Dead is quickly losing its grasp at the top of the food chain, as the numbers keep continuing to fall by the millions. If these ratings continue to fall throughout the rest of Season 8, then the show is really going to wind up in serious trouble. The series high for the show was the opener for Season 7, which pulled in 17 million viewers. Less than half of that turned up to watch the newest episode, if that shows you just how many fans are abandoning the show.

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The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.