Into the Badlands ratings slide without Walking Dead, but by how much?

Into the Badlands ratingsWe absolutely did expect to see the Into the Badlands ratings fall without The Walking Dead on the schedule, but we were hoping that the ratings would be better than they were on Sunday night.

In total, this past episode of the show ended up generating as a whole a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the lowest rating for the series by a good margin. It’s also a drop of more than 50% from where it was when the zombie drama is on the air, and also a drop of almost 50% in terms of total viewers.

Before Sunday’s episode, we were hoping that Into the Badlands would perform with around a 1.0 or so given that the ratings for the first three episodes were consistent, which suggested that there were viewers who were watching the show every week because they liked it. Now, we’re starting to think that a good many of them were just keeping the TV on between The Walking Dead and Talking Dead later in the night. This makes us a little bit cagier on the future of the show, but we do remain optimistic at the same time. If the show does average a 0.6 rating the rest of the season, that’s not terrible for a cable series. It’s also better than several other shows that are airing on AMC at the moment. Ultimately, the future will come down to how the remainder of the episodes coming up fare.

To go along with some of this ratings discussion, we thought it best to also give you a quick taste of what is coming in terms of the story for Sunday night’s new episode. Check out the short synopsis below now:

“Sunny and Bajie get help from an unlikely source, but it comes with a price. Meanwhile, the Widow considers a risky gambit; and MK enacts a dangerous plan.”

Sound exciting? We hope so, just as we hope that you watch Into the Badlands live and help to further ensure that the show stays on AMC for another season. We’ll continue to offer up some ratings updates the rest of the season, just to give you more of a sense where the show stands.

If you are interested in getting some more news when it comes to Into the Badlands and what could be coming on the show, be sure to head over to the link here. (Photo: AMC.)

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