The ratings for The Walking Dead’s season seven are down considerably, probably as a consequence of brutally killing off a character people really loved before he got to even meet his child.
The graph above illustrates the ratings for the show, and there’s a remarkable drop in season seven.
Examining the graph shows that the ratings tend to slowly drop off after the season premiere, only to climb for the mid-season premiere and the season finale, but the degree at which the ratings drop between episodes one and two is truly astounding.
Obviously, people were pretty furious about the major death in the series premiere, so aside from the general loss of interest that happens after the season premiere, there was also that.
If you want to read more about that death, and why it sucks more than you had probably considered before, check out this article here.