How The Walking Dead’s Views Per Episode Change Over The Season

As we look forward to the season eight of The Walking Dead, we thought it would be interesting to map out the viewership for the show as the season progresses. Using data from Nielsen Media Research, we created a range chart of views per episode since the series’ move to 16 episode format; season 3 onwards. It’s interesting to see how sharply the viewership declines after the season premiere, typically the phase where the show gets into character development.