Thanks to an outage over at The Nielsen Company (who provides ratings for most major broadcast and cable series), we’ve all been left in the dark as to some of the numbers over the past several days. We’re starting to get a few things trickling in, and that is something we’ll be covering over the next several pieces.
Today in particular, we’re touching on how The Walking Dead season 7 was able to bounce back to a certain extent from a season-low rating it scored for the episode prior. Episode 7×13, which turned out to be a huge hour for Lennie James as Morgan, drew a 4.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. While this is one of the lower ratings of the season, at least it’s an improvement, right? James’ performance made this captivating TV, and this potentially does set the stage for some great stuff coming up within the final three episodes of the season (which we certainly anticipate being a little bit crazy and then some).
If the show gets more than a 5.0 at some point the rest of the season, we figure that we’ll be happy. While we know it’s not going to get the same huge numbers it once did, it’s hard to be angry or disappointed over this performance.
Now, let’s move on to another captivating subject — though rest assured that you can view more on The Walking Dead season 7 ratings and other subjects over here.
What’s happening with American Crime?
ABC created a really great, really topical series. However, for one reason or another they have not been able to convince viewers to watch it. The first episode generated just a 0.5 rating in the demo on Sunday, which is pretty poor for a broadcast network in the Big 4. We do think that the network will air out the full season given that it’s just eight episodes, but we are starting to get to the point now where it’s hard to see it continuing. At some point, you have to get some commercial success to go along with whatever ratings you do get. We just hope that the show doesn’t lose too many more viewers over the coming weeks. It doesn’t deserve to leave the fray with a whimper after the entire scope of the journey it has had.
What were you watching on Sunday? Be sure to share some of your thoughts with a comment! (Photo: AMC.)