"The Walking Dead" Season 9 Premiere Becomes Lowest-Rated In Series History

The Walking Dead has been steadily heading downhill for some time now. Fans attribute their waning assist on many elements. Among them are the repetitive storylines, Negan’s continued presence, and the lackluster zombie motion. After eight seasons, what number of extra methods are you able to kill a zombie anyway? The ninth season  The Walking Dead touched down this previous Sunday, and it earned the bottom scores of their key demographic in collection historical past. 

According to VarietyNielsen knowledge reported that the AMC collection introduced in a 2.5 score in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers. The earlier low sat at a 2.7 for a collection premiere. In comparability, the season eight premiere drew a 5.zero  score and 11.four million viewers final yr. The viewership has primarily been minimize in half. None the much less, The Walking Dead nonetheless reigned supreme within the Sunday night time slot. It was the top-rated present on Sunday night time by a landslide, and in line with AMC, the premiere additionally introduced within the highest day new sign-ups within the historical past the channel’s premieres.

The ninth season The Walking Dead will mark main actor Andrew Lincoln’s ultimate run with the collection. After starring as Rick Grimes since episode one, Lincoln is able to stay comfortably at dwelling along with his household abroad. 

"Walking Dead" Creator Confirms Andrew Lincoln's Exit

The Walking Dead will be entering its ninth season this year, and the series’ main protagonist Rick Grimes is calling it quits. The show is based on a comic book the same name, and the show, for the most part, has followed the same storylines. Now that Andrew Lincoln has expressed his desire to leave the show, fans are speculating that the series will have to spiral f in a new direction, since Grimes is still around in the comics. 

Comic-Con San Diego is currently taking place, and The Walking Dead comic and show creator Robert Kirkman discussed the implications Lincoln leaving the show. According to Variety, Kirkman publicly confirmed the exit for the first time by stating, “It’s looking that way” when asked about the situation. “It does make the difference between the comic and the show more pronounced,” Kirkman continued. “But at the end the day, it’s all about Andrew Lincoln. This is a human being. This is someone I have known for almost a decade, somebody that I love. He’s been sweating in Georgia away from his family for so long.” Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne on the series, might also be leaving soon. She was featured in both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, and it looks like her stardom will lead her to greener pastures. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on the show, is set to become the new series lead.