Walking Dead has been a ratings powerhouse since it first hit the airwaves in 2010. A lot of people point to the fact that their average number of viewers per season is going down. They want to use that as a harbinger of doom for the show.
Season 7 averaged 11.5 million viewers per episode down from a high in Season 5 of 14.38 million. Numbers don’t lie, there are less people watching the show now than a coupla years ago. In my book over 11 million viewers per episode is not a death knell. Walking Dead is still pulling big numbers. More importantly, they are selling lots of related merchandise. Even characters that have been dead for years on the show are highly sought out on the convention circuit. I don’t think Walking Dead is going away any time soon.
We discuss how we think Season 8 will unfold. The show has been loosely following the story-line from the comics. We are in the midst of the All-Out War. Will the show have the same result as in the comics? Will they deviate a bit and have a slightly different outcome? Most importantly, will any popular characters die in this war?
The one thing I know for sure about Season 8 is…. if Daryl dies, we riot.
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