Will 'The Walking Dead' Premiere Kill It in the Ratings? - Poll

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February 10th, 2013

The Walking Dead returns tonight. In its  fall season it became television's highest rated drama, the first time a cable series has outperformed all broadcast dramas. It does face some unusual competition tonight from The Grammys, which might impact its ratings. The season 3 fall premiere scored a huge 5.8 adults 18-49 rating. The  fall season finale earned a 5.4 adults 18-49 rating. How do you think the premiere will fare tonight? Make your predictions.

  • Nene

    i was bored for once tonight.

  • AppleStinx

    5.1-5.2. I can’t put a finger on it, but everything and everybody so far in tonight’s episode is annoying the heck out of me.

  • F.

    I just hope Revenge hits a new low.

  • tv_viewer

    My predictions

    The Walking Dead 5.4 (Same as last new episode. I don’t think the ratings for 1 hour shows except NCIS can keep growing past the 3rd season.)

    The Grammys 10.0 (Since there are no sudden deaths like Whitney Houston that took place shortly before the awards, I predict The Grammys will match the ratings for the February 13, 2011 telecast.

    Once Upon A Time 2.6 (Last year OUAT did slightly better than its lowest rating to date with a 3.0 versus a 2.9 when against the 54th Grammy Awards. I expect OUAT will do 0.2 better than its season 2 low because the 55th Grammy Awards won’t be as strong as the 54th Grammy Awards.)

    Revenge 1.5 (Last year Desperate Housewives had a 1.8 against the Grammys. Revenge is weaker than Desperate Housewives.)

  • AppleStinx

    Andrew Lincoln mastered that look from Spock going into pon farr with plak tow but it’s getting tiresome; he should consider learning a new facial expression.

  • Carl

    Other than already being more than over Rick’s breakdowns, the endless machismo, and Andrea’s stupidity, I thought tonight’s episode was decent enough, but I think it will get below 5.0. The weather might have knocked some power out, the Grammys seemed to be well-received, and the genius promo people let it be known that Daryl was going to be fine, ruining the cliffhanger.

  • Tom C

    Tonight’s episode showed us one of the slowest plot and most inconsistent characters that I’ve ever experienced in any shows.

    Nobody seem to be able to finish a decent sentence. Andrea’s forced speech was nothing like Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday and it was pointless let alone trying to convince us that is inspired and calmed an angry mob…

    Michonne or whatever her name should be spelled continues to be annoying and useless. She can never speak a word properly and only thing she is capable of is flaring her nostrils… Honestly just annoying and pointless to watch.

    I will go on.. but I am sure at this point no one could say they had found out anything new or exciting that you haven’t already assumed so at the mid season finale….

    get the show going or cancel it.. don’t ruin a great graphic novel which people love.. AMC you are not HBO and you are not producing The Game of Thrones.

    Get real.

  • frodo

    Revenge was really really good tonight, back to its season 1 best but I am afraid ABC wasted a perfectly great opportunity to win back some viewers by scheduling it up against the Walking Dead premiere, Downton Abbey second to last episode of the season and the Grammys. I am afraid Revenge will hit new lows maybe a 1.6 or even 1.5.

    Grammys are awful do not understand why anyone watches that popularity contest of an award snooze.

  • try harder

    Jesus F Christ, I hope Andrea will be killed soon. Seriously, I’m a fan of the show and the comic and of Laurie Holden since her X-Files days, but they totally missed the character of Andrea in the tv show. And I agree with Tom, this isn’t Game of Thrones (which actually follows the source material and doesn’t crap all over it like TWD). With the whole new showrunner every year thing I guess this will dwelve into more mediocrity as time goes by.

  • Tommy

    Honestly I thought last night’s episode took a step down in my quality and entertainment. For the first time since the show began you could tell the budgetary limitations in certain moments, and it might just be a case of having too many extra’s in one shot, but the tone was all off.

  • Dan

    @Bill – How soon will we know the ratings for The Walking Dead?

  • Sam

    It most probably will be higher.

  • FaceForDarkness89

    The episode will stay big but not THAT big. And really, there’s no reason it should be THAT big. It’s just another episode that happened to have a break between it and the last one.

    TWD will soon start to drop anyway, regardless of how good or bad the episodes are. It’s just what happens when shows age.

  • Guardian Owl

    I’ll go with 5.1

  • Scandalfan

    I say 4.5 and over 10M viewers. However don’t really care about the WD’s ratings still mad over Shane’s death.

  • Meanie

    Um I say 5.0. I’m sorry it wasn’t there that much promotion. I only new its was on because of twitter.

    Also I really believe AMC should of just played the entire season out. Cutting up seasons like this can lose fans. Last night episode to me was okay. Nothing to serious for me to be like OH S*** let me tell all my friends about it. And as someone said above idk maybe it was my tv or the budget does seem like it drop. The lighting look dark and everything idk.

  • RandyL

    I’m waiting on pins and needles for TWD rating. Hope it’s out soon.

  • Whatever

    12.3 million viewers & 7.1 adults 18-49.

  • Carl

    Well I was way off…

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