“The Strolling Useless” returned for its ninth season on Sunday down considerably within the Stay+Similar Day rankings.
In response to Nielsen knowledge, the AMC collection drew a 2.5 ranking in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers. That’s the lowest ranking in adults 18-49 for the reason that present started, with the earlier low being a 2.7 for the collection premiere. Nevertheless, that episode drew solely 5.four million viewers. The Season 9 premiere was additionally down roughly 50% in the important thing demo and 47% in whole viewers in comparison with the Season eight opener, which drew a 5.zero and 11.four million viewers final yr.
This season’s premiere can be flirting with a tie for the collection low in the important thing demo, which was a 2.four set again throughout Season 1.
From the Season eight finale, the premiere was down roughly 23% in whole viewers and 27% in the important thing demo. It was additionally down double digits from the Season eight Stay+Similar Day common, which was a three.four and seven.eight million viewers.
“The Strolling Useless” was nonetheless the top-rated present on cable for Sunday evening by a large margin. However, the present is presently not the top-rated present on all of TV, developing wanting NBC’s “This Is Us,” which is averaging a 2.7 after two episodes this season.
In response to AMC, the premiere additionally drove the only highest day of latest sign-ups within the historical past of AMC Premiere, the community’s commercial-free improve choice. Delayed viewing numbers for the present will probably be out there Friday.
This story initially appeared in Selection.