'The Walking Dead' Delivers 12.2 Million Viewers & a 6.2 Adults 18-49 Rating

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November 11th, 2013


The Walking Dead continues to  dominate Sunday television. Sunday night's episode delivered 12.2 million viewers and 7.9 million adults 18-49 for a 6.2 adults 18-49 rating. However, though it outperformed every other non-sports television program by a significant margin, it did decline 9 percent from last week's 6.8.

  • Dan

    We should be worried about that decline

  • Carl

    @Ramon, the ratings for this season are still higher than previous seasons. As for how you lose 4 million in several weeks – those ratings were ridiculously high and not likely to stay. The show never got anything like that in the first three seasons.

    @John A, it’s funny for me because the show has had so many different showrunners and visions I never felt like it reached any creative peak. I’m not sure it ever will. Last season had the most potential of that but the Governor was a mess. My personal favorite was the Rick vs. Shane saga of season 2, but even then, I’ve enjoyed a great deal of the last two seasons.

    Of course the ratings could keep going lower and lower. All shows fall. I just think it’s weird that with TWD so many people seem shocked when it does well and are waiting for the chance to say “I told you so” and brush the popularity off as some type of “zombie” fad. This has been going on for four years now, this waiting.

  • kay

    it was an amazing episode.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Oh good God, stay away from Walking Dead! Its numbers are impeccable so get lost!

  • tim_m

    It amazes me that if there isn’t hoards of zombies being killed every episode its “boring”. Seriously? It can’t be like that every second of every episode. There has to be character development. Stories of the characters living in a zombie apocalypse etc. If it was nothing but zombie killing it would just be a bad action show.

  • tim_m


    Can’t you go away already? Haven’t you figured out NOBODY likes you and your stupid childish remarks.


    Lol @ AMC would consider The Walking Dead’s cancellation when the show is in the 3’s. Even low 2’s will be enough for it.

  • Mark3

    I like the show. But its never that exciting. Kinda boring writing. Wish it had more twists. Alot more!

  • One eye

    Good enough

  • Carl

    If SNF took away from the ratings then next week will really affect the ratings with Denver playing KC in the most anticipated game of the year.

  • Scandalfan

    Season 3 was by far the best season thanks to the Governor’s character expect for a rise of the ratings next week. Governor is the shining star of the show. The best Antagonist this show will ever see. Spinoff here he comes.

  • Scandalfan

    rob60990, aren’t you a revenge sucking ratings fan?:)

  • Rich

    I would say the decline came from a Sunday Night Football game featuring the Cowboys…..Cowboys are always a Ratings winner.

  • Bearhunter

    I think we need to remember that tv ratings are very different from movie box office. With movies they literally can count he actual tickets sold. But tv ratings are just a statistical approximation and all such statistics have margins of error. So slipping or going up a few percent is really no big deal for any show.

  • Scandalfan

    The show is still the #1 drama show, no worries for now but it needs to be careful.

  • JR35

    Yes, even numbers half of this (and probably a little lower) would be enough to keep the show going.

  • Lou64

    I have to admit I think the ratings may fall due to the lackluster pace and writing. I think they are writing unrealistic scenes too often this season. The Tyreese coming out of the kudzu forest unbitten or unscratched was dumb. He isn’t superman. Hershel fighting the zombie on the horizontal fence in the prison Sunday night was unrealistic. He’s not agile or strong enough to fight off a vigorous attack. That man is exhausted! And Glenn SHOULD have died coughing up blood like that. Others died with less blood spewing forth but noooo, not Glenn..

    The Governor coming back may decide if I continue watching. He has only repetition to add this season. He is boring.

    I forgot they are up against Winter Olympics in February. That could be tough.

  • sheraz

    I don’t care what people think the rating will go up but I love this show and I hope they continue making THE WALKING DEAD the best show on earth.

  • Scandalfan

    Oh BBFan, you’re wrong again, the Governor is not the one feeding the walkers with rats. Someone from the inside is doing it. Feeding walkers with rats is way beneath the Governor.

  • dave

    Why oh why did they leave the first showrunner? Because they wanted to save money. Darabont was free flowing. Now this last episode was good, but we’re still lacking a goal in the series now. The goal in the first season was to get to the CDC and find a cure (and safety). Since then we’ve only had the goal of finding a safe place, which is of course important. But finding out what’s going on around the country and the world may be a little more enticing.

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