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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Premiere 11.4 Million People Tuned In, Down 33%

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‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC is TV’s highest-rated series, and 11.4 million people tuned in to the Season 8 Premiere, but the numbers were down 33% compared to last year’s Negan baseball bat swinging gorefest.

Season Six ended with a cliffhanger and Season Seven gave you the payoff, but that wasn’t the case for Season Eight. ‘The Walking Dead’ is back to building up the suspense, and as a fan of the comic, it might be hard to repeat the hype of Negan’s first swing. The ‘All Out War’ storyline may bore some viewers, and the playoff may not be what you want, but the show is still well written and remember, the series started with only 5.24 million people watching the first season. Whenever you start to doubt the creator of ‘The Walking Dead’ Robert Kirkman, he’ll start chopping heads off.

Season 8, Episode 1 ‘Mercy’ – 11.4 million viewers
Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.

Watch our breakdown of the episode below?

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Season 8, Episode 2 ‘The Damned’
The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds. As Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.


When did you start watching ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC? What would make you stop watching the series? Comment below.

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Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.