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What Makes The Walking Dead the Most Watched Drama Series in Cable History?

A horror drama series that premiered in later half of 2010, The Walking Dead quickly made it to the top of the popularity charts as one of America’s most watched drama series. With die-hard fans waiting with bated breath for season 5, it is clear that the series is going to enjoy another power packed, craze inducing season when it makes a return to the small screen. Seeing that the very first season grabbed a 96% ‘Certified Fresh’ rating from Rotten Tomatoes, it is evident that the thrill inducing content is one of the biggest audience pullers in this drama series.
 
‘Emotionally Resonant’ Says Rotten Tomatoes
 
Describing the first season of The Walking Dead, Rotten Tomatoes hit the nail on the head, using the term ‘emotionally resonant’ to describe the series. Through seasons 1 to 4, the makers have managed to hook the audience emotionally, and make them feel the sorrow, fear, hope, and anticipation just as intensely as the characters themselves. Backed by stellar performances, excellent direction and some beautiful edge-of-your-seat action, there is little that the viewer is left wanting at the end of each episode.
 
Viewers Love Survivalist Stories
 
The Walking Dead can probably be described as the ‘Mother of all Survivalist Stories’, considering the storyline. Its inherent message that hope can light the way when the situation seems impossible has touched a chord with the audience and with good cause. After all, who doesn’t like to see the good guys win despite the overwhelming odds? Right alongside the epic struggle that the lead characters endure is the growing understanding of their own weaknesses, the dawning of the knowledge that things are not what they seem to be at the outset. It is these aspects that keep viewers hooked to the show, episode after episode.