I posted the other day that The Walking Dead season 7 was bleeding out viewers like a stuck pig, losing six million within half a series. This week, the latest episode, ‘Swear’, is continuing the trend.
Showbizdaily has posted the cable ratings for this past Sunday’s episode, they’ve dropped another half a million and gone all the way down to 10.4 million (from over 17 million for the premiere episode).
This is totally deserved. While Jeffrey Dean Morgan has given new life to the series, they’ve destroyed it with bullshit filler episodes that are simply not very watchable. ‘Swear’ veered way off base into excruciating melodrama with a strong feminist bent, with a sense of politics coming first, entertainment… some other time.
The show is now pumping out episodes that feel like mere contract obligations, there for the sake of it and taking viewers for granted. Looks like they’re about to be taught a lesson…