7 TV Shows That Recently Hit Series-Low Ratings (PHOTOS)
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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.
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.
continuation bottomed out
in live-plus-same-day viewership on October 1.
America’s Got Talent
The NBC talent show hit a series low
in the 18-to-49 demo on August 21.
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.
Find out the highest-rated and most-watched new and returning network shows.
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.