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    Quote Originally Posted by kidgloves View Post
    Down again 7.9m. Lowest since season 2.

    http://deadline.com/2017/11/walking-...mc-1202213137/
    Bummer.

    Various things going on - sporting and awards events - plus:
    On the Live + 3 metric, TWD has seen lifts of around 40% over the first four episodes of this season, a fact that keeps AMC smiling
    So there's more time shift viewing going on. This is something that gets reported more these days and is also something that gets more attention from the channels. Twin Peaks S3 and The Deuce both did well in their live ratings, but they also had very healthy 'time shift' figures that really bolstered their numbers - just two examples I'd heard of recently, and I'd imagine there's others.

    Although we've also seen many instances where some of the best episodes get 'viewer dips', while the episode that follows sometimes sees a rise because the previous one was so good. Go figure.

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    The time shift thing makes sense. I haven't had time to watch Sunday/Mondays episode myself yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidgloves View Post
    The time shift thing makes sense. I haven't had time to watch Sunday/Mondays episode myself yet.
    It's probably going to be a more common thing, especially for shows that are 'growing old' into their later seasons once the peak has come and gone. People are still watching, but fewer might watch when it's airing.

    I jumble my viewing around all over the place. Sometimes I'll watch live, sometimes I'll time shift, sometimes I'll record and save for later. It kind of depends on the length of various shows/movies/recordings and how much time I've got between things (e.g. it's always nice to have something of 30-60 minutes to slip in somewhere).

    Plus: binge-viewing culture. Some of our members here record 8 or 16 episodes of TWD and wait to blast all/half a season in a condensed period of time. Meanwhile I watch it within 24 hours of airing and then buy the box set somewhere around December to binge re-watch it in January.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidgloves View Post
    Time-shifting has been giving The Walking Dead bigger boosts in recent seasons, as many lingering fans have opted to watch on their own schedule. The most recent episode, for example, saw its audience jump 45 percent in just three days climbing to 10.7 million viewers.
    So an extra 3.3m roughly for last week's episode once the +3 ratings were included. So it's quite clear that some people are time shifting. I imagine that'll be down to numerous factors - the show has, objectively, passed its peak like all shows of a certain age, it's seen as less 'appointment viewing' by some people, and I'd also wager that the deployment of commercials during the live airing puts off a percentage of the audience as well. Plus there are certain issues that need addressing (some viewers then just ditch the show entirely, but probably weren't as invested as all that if they can drop it so quickly, and others might react disproportionately harshly, and others have just grown tired).

    Arguably, two more seasons to cap everything off with a clear end game in mind (plus correcting certain mistakes/problems) would be a wise move.

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