'Walking Dead' ratings dip (but are still huge)
Halloween weekend saw ratings for AMC’s The Walking Dead edge down again. The zombie hit delivered 6.1 million viewers for its 9 p.m. airing, off 9 percent from last week (which was down 8 percent from the show’s second season premiere). Together with its repeat, TWD tallied 8.3 million.
We’re still in normal post-premiere ratings dip territory for the show, which was renewed for a third season last week. Some fans have been getting annoyed with all the angst and speeches, but the ending of Sunday’s episode … that must have woke you up, huh? What do you think of TWD so far?
In other cable ratings news, Starz’ new drama Boss starring Kelsey Grammer took a hit. Airing the same night as Game 7 of the World Series, the show dropped 41 percent its second week, down to 391,000 viewers (and a total of 665,000 if you include its 11 p.m. repeat).
Also: Rosie O’Donnell’s new weekday talk show on OWN fell from its premiere week, yet appears to be settling. Week 2 dropped 23 percent in the ratings to 230,000 viewers, then the third week was basically unchanged. Meanwhile Oprah Winfrey’s repackaged talk show episodes Lifeclass has fared better, hovering around 300,000.
AMC's zombie thriller, based on the classic comic book serial created by Robert Kirkman.