'The Walking Dead' Sees a Ratings Climb for the First Time in Season 7
The second-to-last episode of The Walking Dead for 2016 has seen a ratings boost for the first time this season. Since the premiere, the show has been on a steady decline in viewership, though that's not to say it's suffering. It is, however, notable.
It has fallen from the first episode's 17 million viewers to numbers as low as season 3's. The latest episode, which has been well received by critics and fans, saw 10.48 million viewers tune in, just topping the previous episodes 10.40 million.
It was again the highest rated and most watched program on Sunday night. Talking Dead came in second with 3.77 million viewers. The climb for the latest episode can be attributed to a return to what we could consider to be the central storyline (though what the storyline is who knows at this point) and the reveal of Carl's facial injury for the first time since the gunshot wound in season 6.