The Walking Dead ratings drop to lowest point since Season 1

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The Walking Dead is getting more bad news as the newest ratings for the show are the lowest its had since the show’s first season.

What goes up, must come down…

It has been a long and arduous road for The Walking Dead. The show has had nothing short of a tremendous run, at one point topping 17 millions viewers for a single episode. But, by the millions, fans of the series have begun calling it quits on the show, and the downward trajectory of the ratings is starting to get scary.

According to DigitalSpy, the newest episode drew 6.8 million overall viewers — a far drop from that series high of over 17 million. These are among the lowest the show has pulled in since Season 1, and not since the Season 2 episode “Better Angels” has the show drawn less than 7 million.

Of course, the numbers are still high enough that The Walking Dead remained the highest-rated show of the night, even beating out the Oscars. But it continues the trend of the ratings freefalling downward, and, before long, it’s going to lose its spot on the top of the hill. And what happens then? Might we finally see the show come to  an end? Millions of people were in love with this show at one point, but perhaps come creative decisions made over the past couple seasons are taking their toll in a negative way.

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The Walking Dead airs new episodes Sunday nights at 9/8c only on AMC. Are you still watching the show? Tell us why you think fans are leaving in the comments below.