Despite its many faults, the season finale of AMC’s zombie drama managed to crush in ratings, taking the top spot for Sunday night with a staggering (see what I did there) 9 million viewers, making it the series’ highest rated episode to date. According to our sister site, Cinema Blend, that’s a 51% increase in viewership when compared to the season one finale. Huge.
It would seem that I’m the only one who wasn’t really feeling The Walking Dead this season. The popularity of the show continues to rise. Likely many hung on until the end hopeful that we’d get one big finale that would hook us into the next season.
Judging by this spike in ratings, AMC will surely give their zombies at least two more seasons. There’s a lot of potential for this to be an amazing, long-running series, and I don’t think I speak for just myself when I say we’d love to see it turn out as such. Here’s hoping that next season the writers deliver something great instead of something just OK.