The Walking Dead ratings: Season 10 premiere scores lowest same-day audience ever

; single - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
; single - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

The Walking Dead is back! But despite how much fans and critics are raving about the Season 10 premiere, not as many watched.

AMC’s The Walking Dead ratings continue to dip despite how much everyone claims to love it online (as well as critics). However, to be fair, this could be due to a number of factors such as AMC’s streaming service, AMC Premiere. Let’s have a look at Deadline‘s ratings report!

The world of the undead continues to grow as the mystery around walkers thickens and new characters and stories are introduced! It truly is a great time to be a fan of The Walking Dead. Still, the Season 10 premiere scored the lowest same-day audiences ratings ever. According to Deadline, the series “fell double-digits among viewers,” those are significant numbers. But, there’s a reason why.

The source continues to share that the 34% drop in ratings (compared to the Season 9 premiere last year) could be due to the world of streaming and DVR’s. In the case of the Season 10 debut, it has been available since Sept. 29 to fans subscribed to AMC Premiere, the network’s streaming service. If many viewers had already watched the episode, “Lines We Cross,” why would they watch it again on Sunday?

Not to mention, there was so much going on this past Sunday, Oct. 6, it was tough to pick one single show to watch live. Mr. Robot, The Walking Dead, Batwoman, and others, all had new episodes airing that same Sunday.

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Let’s be clear, less people are watching The Walking Dead than its early days, but not enough for anyone to be worried. In fact, AMC is feeling good enough about things to give TWD a Season 11 renewal. AMC Premiere subscribers are in for even more exclusive treats, as all upcoming episodes will be available there a whole 48 hours before cable TV, as well as special expanded versions. Not a bad deal!

If you don’t have AMC Premiere, you can still watch The Walking Dead Sunday nights only on AMC>