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The Walking Dead: Season Three Ratings

Zombies are more popular than ever and The Walking Dead brought huge ratings to AMC last season. Will they continue or could they drop low enough to see the show be cancelled? It seems unlikely but you never know. Stay tuned to find out.

Taking place in a world dominated by “walkers,” the cast of this drama includes Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, and David Morrissey. The third season airs on Sunday nights and there are 16 episodes (vs 10 episodes in season two).

Below are the most recent ratings for The Walking Dead on AMC, the best way to know if the series will be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 5.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.40 million total viewers. Compared to season two, AMC was up by 54% in the demo and up by 55% in viewership.

Episode 03-16: Sunday, 03/31/13
6.4 demo rating (+19% change) with 12.42 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 5.42 in the demo with 10.40 million.

Episode 03-15: Sunday, 03/24/13
5.4 demo rating (-2% change) with 10.99 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 5.42 in the demo with 10.40 million.

Episode 03-14: Sunday, 03/17/13
5.5 demo rating (-4% change) with 10.84 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 5.42 in the demo with 10.40 million.

Episode 03-13: Sunday, 03/10/13
5.7 demo rating (0% change) with 11.46 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 5.42 in the demo with 10.40 million.

Episode 03-12: Sunday, 03/03/13
5.7 demo rating (0% change) with 11.30 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 5.42 in the demo with 10.40 million.

Episode 03-11: Sunday, 02/24/13
5.7 demo rating (+2% change) with 11.01 million (0% change).
Season averages: 5.42 in the demo with 10.40 million.

Episode 03-10: Sunday, 02/17/13
5.6 demo rating (-8% change) with 11.05 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 5.42 in the demo with 10.40 million.

Episode 03-09: Sunday, 02/10/13
6.1 demo rating (+13% change) with 12.26 million (+17% change).
Season averages: 5.40 in the demo with 10.33 million.

UPDATE: The remainder of the third season kicks off on 2/10/13.

Episode 03-08: Sunday, 12/02/12
5.4 demo rating (0% change) with 10.48 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 5.31 in the demo with 10.09 million.

Episode 03-07: Sunday, 11/25/12
5.4 demo rating (+10% change) with 10.43 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 5.30 in the demo with 10.03 million.

Episode 03-06: Sunday, 11/18/12
4.9 demo rating (-13% change) with 9.21 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 5.28 in the demo with 9.96 million.

Episode 03-05: Sunday, 11/11/12
5.6 demo rating (+14% change) with 10.37 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 5.36 in the demo with 10.11 million.

Episode 03-04: Sunday, 11/04/12
4.9 demo rating (-9% change) with 9.27 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 5.30 in the demo with 10.05 million.

Episode 03-03: Sunday, 10/28/12
5.4 demo rating (+6% change) with 10.51 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 5.43 in the demo with 10.31 million.

Episode 03-02: Sunday, 10/21/12
5.1 demo rating (-12% change) with 9.55 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 5.45 in the demo with 10.21 million.

Episode 03-01: Sunday, 10/14/12
5.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.87 million total viewers.
Season average: 5.80 in the demo with 10.87 million.

Compared to the season two premiere, the TV series was up by 53% in the demo (vs a 3.8 rating) and up by 50% in viewership (vs 7.26 million).


Reference point: The second season of The Walking Dead averaged a 3.5 in the demographic with 6.72 million viewers.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like The Walking Dead TV series? Do you think the show should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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Norman May 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I hope it is cancelled. It started outinteresting enough, but casting mistakes, especially that kid who can’t act, ruined it.

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Istar April 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

before I am not into zombie-ish thingy! 24 was one of the greatest series Ive ever love :)) followed by CHUCK, CSI’s ,Blue Bloods & NCIS LA, nweys :D All I wanted to say is I REALLY LOVE this show! Im so hooked up and addicted! I love Rick, Daryl and the rest of the gang! I hope this show stays forever :)

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lulu April 3, 2013 at 12:56 am

love it, best actors on tv right now, my friend said you don’t even remember the zombies cause acting is so good, withdrawal in process

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Walking Dead #1 Fan March 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I LOVE THIS SHOW! I HAVE NEVER LOVED ANY SHOW AS MUCH AS THIS!
I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT IT HAS A STRAP ON ME! I USED TO LOVE THE SOPRANO’S AND STILL LOOKING BACK CAN’T COMPARE THE TWO? ONLY THING I HATE ABOUT IT, IS THE LONG WAIT TO GET TO THE NEXT SEESON!!

WE NEED THIS SHOW TO ADD EPISODES! MORE MORE MORE!!

I’M GOING TO BE DEPRESSED ALL SUMMER!!!!! I CAN’T TAKE IT!

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Walking Dead #1 Fan March 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm

SEASON 3 ISN’T EVEN OVER AND I MISS IT ALEADY!

AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT IS GOING TO GO THROUGH WITHDAWL THIS SUMMER??????????

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Season 2 Fan March 2, 2013 at 9:04 am

Season 2 was some of the best, well directed, and well acted, most intense television ever created. Season 3 they’ve killed off all the characters you cared about and the ones left that we used to love, or appreciate, have become unlikable or generally impotent towards the story. Very disappointing

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J.B. Taylor February 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I LOVE THIS SHOW!! I hope it stays on for years and years to come. The acting is great, the story line even better… and come on! Who doesn’t love Zombies!!

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PATT February 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I DO NOT LIKE THIS SHOW AT ALL.

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Jeremy March 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Then don’t post on this page. All you’re trying to do is get attention.

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TheATLien October 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

The only thing that could keep this series from being renewed is an actual zombie apocalypse. Period.

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