Are you ready for the least surprising news of the day? AMC has renewed the massively popular zombie drama The Walking Dead for a sixth season. Shocking, right, that the network would re-up on the biggest show on television. I’m only surprised that they didn’t order more seasons, or more episodes, though they did recently give the much discussed spinoff a pilot order, also not much of a surprise.
To be honest, the biggest surprise in this whole situation, for me anyway, is just how ridiculously popular The Walking Dead actually is. As the series approaches season 5, which debuts this coming Sunday, October 12, AMC has what is the number one scripted series in the 18-49 demographic, which translates into advertising gold. In addition to that, this is also the highest rated show in cable history, which is one hell of a feat, averaging 18.4 million total viewers.