The AMC series draws its smallest 18-49 rating for a premiere in its history, while Jodie Whittaker's debut as the Doctor improves on the show's last-season premiere.
BBC America Jodie Whittaker (center) as ‘Doctor Who’

The Walking Dead got off to a historically low start in its new season Sunday night. The day’s other notable premiere, Doctor Who, went the other way, improving significantly on last season’s debut.

Season nine of The Walking Dead delivered a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.08 million viewers. That’s the smallest 18-49 rating for a season premiere in the show’s history — the series debut in 2010 drew a 2.7 — and tied for the second-lowest demo rating of any episode. Sunday’s show dropped by 50 percent from the season eight premiere in 2017.

The 6.08 million viewers made for the series’ smallest total audience since…

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