Last Sunday’s season 1 finale of AMC’s zombie series, The Walking Dead, scored higher ratings in the coveted 18-49 demographic than any drama series in the history of basic cable, with a whopping 6 million viewers.
Hollywood news outlet, The Wrap, had this to say about the monumental success:
“Mad Men and Breaking Bad brought AMC awards, prestige, and the wealthy, well-educated audience that most networks would envy, but The Walking Dead has given the network the one thing it didn’t have: a flat-out hit.”
Congrats to everyone involved in this groundbreaking program. We’re crossing our fingers for some well deserved awards hopefully coming its way in the near future, and can’t wait for next season!
Look for several upcoming articles here about the science and survival techniques behind The Walking Dead, as well as coverage on the best and worst aspects of the show.