AMC's "The Walking Dead" closed out the season with its lowest-rated finale since the show's inaugural campaign in 2010, scaring up 7.92 million viewers and a 3.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted demographic, which works out to around 4.4 million adults 18 to 49. That tops it ratings from its third season and was the highest score that it had since its second year.
Season 8 of the series as a whole averaged a 3.4 and 7.8 million viewers in Live+Same Day, down from Season 7's average approximately the same percentages as the Season 8 finale compared to the Season 7 finale.
Sunday's episode scored 7.9 million live viewers, which is still quite a big number for a basic cable show.
Fear The Walking Dead returned for season 4 last night with some new characters and one character that crossed over from The Walking Dead.
Barbara Bush remembered as friendly, approachable by Bush library visitors
However, it seems a letter sent to the first lady from Marge Simpson made the former see the cartoon family in a different light. Both Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton will attend Bush's funeral , sources told CNN, along with their husbands.
Barbara Bush's Letter to Marge Simpson Revealed by Series Showrunner
Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat, thanked the publisher's daughter and oilman's wife for her "wisdom and commitment to public service". The only other girl to become both wife and mother of USA presidents was Abigail Adams , the first lady from 1797 to 1801.
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Last month, Apple announced that it was acquiring Texture , the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC. The company's SVP Eddy Cue spoke about a number of topics at SXSW last month, including the current Apple News app.
Over on Starz, Ash vs.
Obviously, the big herd of walkers is not something we haven't seen before in the world of "The Walking Dead", but given who the next big villains in the comics are, there might be more to this scene than meets the eye. Even taking into account the fans who might have ventured out of Sunday to watch the season ender in cinemas on the big screen, that's a 42% drop in the demo from the Season 7 "The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life" finale of past year. MacGyver held at a 0.8 rating with 6.4 million total viewers, and I'm still thinking that one will be able to finagle a third season renewal.
Fear the Walking Dead got a nice bump in viewership thanks to its cast shakeup, but TWD's "Wrath" only had 7.9m viewers, which, though nothing to sneeze at, is more than a 30 percent decrease from Season 7's finale. Debuting directly after the TWD Season 8 finale and facing the mega-hyped 20/20 sitdown with former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss James Comey on ABC, the Kim Dickens led Fear brought in 4.1 million viewers.
On the bright side, the Season 4 premiere of "Fear the Walking Dead", which saw "Walking Dead" character Morgan Jones crossover into the sister series, was up in both measures from past year.