Photo: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead’s season nine midseason finale aired last Sunday on AMC with a new ratings low at 5.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen Live+Same Day data. This year’s ratings are significantly lower than the season eight midseason finale, which was previously the lowest-rated with 7.9 million viewers last year.

The season nine midseason finale also averaged a 2.0 rating in adults ages 18-49, which is down from last year’s 3.4 rating.

The highest-rated and most watched midseason finale was season five, with 14.8 million viewers and a 7.6 rating. The episode aired in November of 2014 and was titled “Coda,” when Beth (Emily Kinney) and Carol (Melissa McBride) were trapped in the hospital.

The current season hit a slump with new ratings lows multiple times this year. Perhaps fans are losing interest after Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) departure.

h/t Fox News

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Jackie Cucco

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Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.