'Better Call Saul' Ebbs in Monday Debut

Without 'Walking Dead' Lead-In, Ratings Falter
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Making its debut in what will be its regular timeslot, AMC’s Better Call Saul drew a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.4 million total viewers Monday (Feb. 9) for its second episode, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers.

Following its lead-in-aided series premiere on Sunday night, episode two was down 53% in demo ratings and 51% in total viewers. But Sunday’s premiere had the benefit of following The Walking Dead, cable’s most watched show and television’s highest rated among viewers 18-49. A sharp drop-off on Monday, where AMC has not previously scheduled any of its original dramas, had been expected.

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