US zombie series The Walking Dead has won a second season following strong ratings for cable channel AMC.
So far only two episodes have aired, attracting 5.3 million and 4.7 million respectively.
AMC claims the series has broken TV records by reaching more 18- to 49-year-olds than any other show in the history of cable television (there is some media comment that The Sopranos and Sex and the City were higher).
That is is resonating strongly isn’t in doubt. As well as audience eyeballs it also has critical buzz (Duh, it has Frank Darabont as writer and director).
The Walking Dead debuted during the same week in 120 countries.
So far no Australian network -or Pay TV channel- has revealed acquiring the series although Foxtel is still hopeful.
Source: Washington Post