Ratings may be down for The Walking Dead but it is still among the most-watched shows on cable television.
There is no denying that The Walking Dead has lost some viewers over the years. That change in viewership is something that is bound to happen when a show is nearing the completion of its tenth season on cable television.
Despite this long run from the popular AMC zombie drama series, it remains among the most-watched shows on cable television and looks to have no end in sight as the show has already been greenlit for an eleventh season.
Recently, The Hollywood Reporter put together an article discussing the most popular shows of the 2019-2020 television year and their praise for The Walking Dead was quite nice.
What The Hollywood Reporter shared about The Walking Dead
The discussion started off by talking about cable television ratings falling across the board, but they went on to praise the undead series for their work over the year.
“The Walking Dead remains far above all other scripted shows on cable, averaging 5.4 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 with a week of delayed viewing. The demo number ranks 11th among all Nielsen-measured primetime shows this season.”
Most cable shows would be absolutely thrilled with those numbers, yet there is always a rumbling among the fan base that the show is coming to an end soon. If AMC can continue to find success with their flagship zombie show, it would be very hard to make it come to an end.
However, fans also should remember that Robert Kirkman, Image Comics, and Skybound ended their comic book series abruptly and there is a chance AMC could do the same with The Walking Dead if that decision is made.