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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"The Walking Dead" On Life Support ?



In a world where bone-crunching sound effects and graphic, grisly 'zombie' murders became the 'entertainment' norm, the live-action TV series adaptation of Image Comics' "The Walking Dead", debuting in 2010, once gaining 20 million viewers for a single episode, is now on life support as the show's ratings have dropped dramatically, receiving a 2.0 rating in the key demographic of adults 18 - 49 for the series last episode, that aired October 14, 2018 on AMC:


"...in the beginning, Sheriff's Deputy 'Rick Grimes' awakens from a coma, only to discover a world overrun by zombies, aka 'walkers'. Grimes reunites with his family and becomes the leader of a group he forms with other survivors. Together they struggle to survive and adapt in a post-apocalyptic world filled with walkers and opposing groups of survivors, who are often more dangerous than the walkers themselves..."


After fans endured years of exciting, but excruciating, sadistic horror, following an 'underwhelming' low-rated Season 9 premiere October 7, 2018...


...plus the imminent departure of lead actor Andrew Lincoln as 'Rick Grimes'...


...the tragic death of Grimes' young son 'Carl' (Chandler Riggs) ...


...and the series refusal to kill off the despicable villain 'Negan' (Jeffrey Morgan) ...


...episode 2 of the new season, gained only 4.9 million viewers.


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