Nielsen Mistake Means Ratings Are Even Lower Than We Thought

Gaffe at season’s start couldn’t have come at a worse time

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Given that it premiered Sunday night, it seems like the right time to ask: Is The Walking Dead the only thing young people watch?

This past season, the AMC show ranked No. 1 among men and women across all of broadcast and cable, with an average 18-34 rating of 3.09 among women and 3.78 among men. Among women, the next best showing was by ABC’s Scandal, drawing a little more than half Dead’s audience (1.66

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