“The Walking Dead” Ratings Sink to an All Time Low

Eleanor Matsuura and Nadia Hilker in "The Walking Dead"

The Walking Dead‘s ratings sink to an all time low.

The show’s mid-season premiere aired last week but unfortunately failed to capture the audience’s attention. The latest episode has drawn in only 4.54 million viewers (The Wrap) which is down 12% from last week.

For contrast, at its peak, the season 5 premiere brought in 17.3 million viewers and was crowned the no.1 show on TV. This means that the show has dropped to less than 25% of its peak viewings for season 9.

Still, the writers are hopeful that fans will give them a chance to tell the stories they have left to tell. Showrunner Angela Kang recently discussed her joy concerning The Walking Dead reaching its 10th season.

“It’s certainly a milestone that most people never get to cross and we’re so grateful to the fans around the world that have been on that journey with us,” she said. “I’m approaching it as I’ve got to make a great 10th season.”

Naturally, people have been curious about whether season 10 will be the last or whether there is still more story to tell. When asked about whether the show will continue she said: “I can’t assume anything. It’s a thing that writers certainly talk about a lot.

“You can fall into a trap of just planning ahead and saving the great material for later. We always have to approach it as – we got to put the good material in now.”

You can watch The Walking Dead on AMC or NOW TV.