Have Rick and his crew survived the undead horde? Is The Walking Dead TV show cancelled or renewed for a ninth season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Walking Dead, season nine. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
A zombie apocalypse drama series on the AMC cable channel, The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Katelyn Nacon, Steven Ogg, and Pollyanna McIntosh. The eighth season kicks off with Rick (Lincoln) and company banding together with the Kingdom and Hilltop, in order to bring the fight to Negan (Morgan) and the Saviors.
Season Eight Ratings
The eighth season of The Walking Dead averaged a 3.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.82 million viewers. Compared to season seven, that’s down by 37% and down by 31%, respectively. Learn how The Walking Dead stacks up against other AMC TV shows.
Unless the unthinkable happens, since it has been AMC’s top-rated TV series, it is hard to imagine the network will cancel The Walking Dead. Still, all good things must come to an end, so I’ll keep an eye on the Nielsen ratings and update this page with breaking developments. Subscribe for free updates on The Walking Dead cancellation or renewal news.
1/13/18 update: AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for season nine and named a new showrunner. Details here.
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