‘Walking Dead’ Ratings Chomped By ‘SNL 40’

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Note to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention – Bring Eddie Murphy back briefly to the stage in Studio 8H, put Sarah Palin, John Goodman Jerry Seinfeld and more in a comedy superstar packed room with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jane Curtin on the Weekend Update anchor desk and you will leave the zombie apocalypse in the dust. Yes, facing the heavyweight comedy hydra of NBC’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, AMC’s The Walking Dead took a ratings hit on Sunday with a 22% fall among adults 18-49 from its February 9 midseason return.

SNL 40th Anniversary Special - 2015While the top rated show on television this season, among the key demo the AMC series pulled in a 6.2 on February 15 in its 9 – 10 PM slot with 7.9 million watching in the 18-49s. Overall, The Walking Dead had 12.3 million viewers, another stumble of 22% from the 15.8 million…

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