The Walking Dead has become one of cable television’s most popular shows. Found on the AMC network, Walking Dead is now in its fourth season, and recently just resumed after a mid-season break. In fact, more viewers turned in to see Walking Dead than they did to see the Olympics on the same night.
The series just keeps racking up records, as it has recently been pacing ahead of such big hits as Sunday Night Football. Last year, the mid-season finale also reported a record number of viewers. It seems everyone is watching.
This zombie drama is one of the most watched TV series of all time. For those unfamiliar, The Walking Dead is a American dramatic, or some might say horror, series that first debuted in 2010. It shows viewers what happens during the weeks and months that follow the apocalypse. A sheriff leads survivors in search of safety each week, as viewers watch on the edge of their seats.
The series was developed by Frank Darabont and is based upon the wildly successful comic book series of the same name, which was created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard.
The shows portray a genuinely epic tale, which is character driven, one in which viewers really do become enmeshed in the characters’ stories, as they watch them race to survival from minute to minute.
The Walking Dead is a pure survivalist tale, as it explores how living people are changed as they realize that the survivors are actually the enemy, more so than the lifeless zombies that now walk the earth.
In fact, the title refers not to the zombies, but to the humans left living. They are truly the ‘walking dead’ as there is seemingly no hope for them in sight.
The season four midseason return of Walking Dead was also the talk of social media, in fact, it dominated all television centric Twitter chatter. It was the top show of the night on Twitter, across all broadcast networks and channels. There were over one million Walking Dead-related tweets that night, from 526,174 unique authors, according to Nielsen Social Guide.
As you can tell, if you have never seen the show, there is much intrigue and suspense. Ready to watch? Find Walking Dead now on Dish Network and get caught up in the drama (but you might need to leave the lights on when you go to bed tonight).