Excerpt from Moviefone
Written by Gina Carbone
If all the people who threatened to stop watching "The Walking Dead" over the years really did quit, the Season 7 premiere would not have had such knockout ratings. But after that deadly gut-punch of a premiere, several traumatized fans said they were done with the AMC show. The premiere was too graphic. Their favorite(s) died in a horrible way. That thing with Carl was too much. They don't want to see Rick like that. It wasn't entertaining, etc.
The Verge posted a story called "The Walking Dead Quitter's Club: goodbye for real," and Twitter was filled with fans vowing that this was it . . .