The Walking Dead is a breakout hit this season. It started with a huge punch with the 90 minute debut episode drawing in 5.3 million viewers. This is not only AMC’s biggest debut show (and they know hit shows with Breaking Bad and Mad Men) but also the largest demo premier for a cable show this year. It’s held in the second week and AMC is so thrilled with these results that it has renewed the show for a 13 episode second season already. This is great news for horror fans everywhere. Two box office smash hits and a huge TV show is opening everyone’s eyes to the drawing power of a well done horror story.