Cancellation Watch: The Walking Dead Improves for its Fall Finale, Plus the Ratings Roundup

walking-dead-s7The Walking Dexit: On Sunday, The Walking Dead improved to a 5.1 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 10.6 million total viewers. Its numbers went up as expected because of its Fall finale, but the show is still down notably from last season. When TWD wrapped up for its Winter break last year, it ended with a 7.0 rating and a 6.7 average across its eight Fall episodes. The 5.1 score the show had this past Sunday is down 27% from last year’s Fall finale and its season to date average of a 5.7 rating has it down 15% year over year. Of course, it is still the top-rated scripted show on all of television and it is in no danger of cancellation. And the show could start trending up when it returns in February as it looks to be headed into some fan-favorite storylines from the comics. So despite the notable impact of the “Walking Dexit”, the show is still in good standing and could potentially turn the viewer exodus around. Read the full article at our partner site CancelledSciFi.com.