7 TV Shows That Recently Hit Series-Low Ratings (PHOTOS)

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Series Lows
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The Walking Dead
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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 Deadline points out the episode was available to AMC Premiere subscribers a week earlier.

Terrence Howard in the 'Got on My Knees to Pray' episode of Empire
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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.

Young Sheldon
Eddy Chen/CBS

Young Sheldon

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.

The Neighborhood
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The Neighborhood

This CBS sitcom, meanwhile, hit a series low rating with its September 23 Season 2 premiere.

The Conners - John Goodman and Lecy Goranson
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The Conners

ABC’s Roseanne continuation bottomed out in live-plus-same-day viewership on October 1.

America's Got Talent - Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell
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America’s Got Talent

The NBC talent show hit a series low in the 18-to-49 demo on August 21.

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Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210 revival dropped to a new low on September 4, down 14 percent from the week before.

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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.

Nevertheless, it’s never a good sign when TV shows reach their smallest ever audiences. Flip through the gallery above to see shows that recently posted their worst numbers in various metrics.