Last year, The Walking Dead TV show had another huge ratings drop, yet it still finished as AMC’s most-watched TV series by a huge margin. Now that it is back for a ninth season, will more of the audience return? Given its long reign at the top of the cable network’s Nielsen ratings, The Walking Dead is unlikely to be cancelled by AMC anytime too soon, but how long will the creative team want to continue? Key cast members are already on their way out the door. Will The Walking Dead come to an end, or will it be renewed for season 11 and beyond? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
A zombie apocalypse drama based on the Robert Kirkman comics, season nine of The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Katelyn Nacon, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, Pollyanna McIntosh, Avi Nash, and Callan McAuliffe.
The ninth season of The Walking Dead on AMC kicks off a year and a half after the end of the war. Rick Grimes (Lincoln) is leading the survivors as they try to rebuild civilization. As time goes by, they face all kinds of obstacles, dangers, and yes, walkers, but none of them are ready for a new threat to the very idea of civilization itself.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: The eighth season of The Walking Dead on AMC averaged a 3.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.817 million total viewers.
What do you think? Do you still like The Walking Dead TV series? Should this AMC TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a tenth season? When do you think it should end?
**2/4/2019 Status Update: The Walking Dead has been renewed for season 10 on AMC. Details here.