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The Walking Dead
The AMC zombie drama hit a series low with its Season 10 premiere on October 6, with viewership dropping 34% from the Season 9 premiere, though Deadlinepoints out the episode was available to AMC Premiere subscribers a week earlier.
Speaking of erstwhile cultural sensations, Fox’s hip-hop drama suffered its lowest total viewership with its sixth and final season premiere on September 24.
CBS’ Big Bang Theory spin-off started its third season with a viewership low on September 26, though it was still the most-watched non-sports show in primetime broadcast that night.
Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210 revival dropped to a new low on September 4, down 14 percent from the week before.
Across the dial, shows are losing fans and reaching new ratings lows—but they might not all be in danger. In an increasingly crowded TV landscape, networks are scrambling for any viewers they can get, and ratings that would have been fatally low a few years ago aren’t the kiss of death now.