The global premiere was up 34% in Live+Same Day viewing (where applicable) average rating across 28 metered markets from episode 1 premiere prior season. On social media, The Walking Dead clocked over 3 million global public online mentions, generating 1.2 million more mentions than the season 6 finale.

Across its FOX+ airings, the season opened with an outstanding 3.2 TVR among FOX+ subscribers, 6 times higher than the closest competitor, and obtaining a 37% share of the audience. This was the best rating for a FOX+ series of the last three years.