The Walking Dead Season 1 Finale Sets Cable Ratings Record

People love zombies. Especially on TV. Bet you never thought you’d hear me say that, did ya? And apparently people in the highly coveted 18-to-49 demo, the group of people that every advertiser would kill their mom for, really likes it.

Thanks to zombies, or walkers, or “geeks” as they’re called on the show, AMC has delivered cable its highest ratings yet, nabbing over 6 million eyeballs and 4 million in the 18-to-49 demo for the season 1 finale of “The Walking Dead”. That 4 million? It makes “The Walking Dead’ the most-watched drama series in the demo in basic cable history. How you like them rotting apples!

That’s good news for AMC. The bad news? “The Walking Dead” Season 1 only had six lousy episodes, and now you’ll have to wait nearly an entire year for new episodes, as AMC has scheduled Darabont and company to return with a much bigger Season 2 (twice as many episodes), but not before Halloween of 2011.

If you were one of the 6 million that saw the Season 1 finale, “TS-19”, what did you think? One thing’s for sure: at least Darabont didn’t force us to sit through a year-long cliffhanger. That would have REALLY sucked.