ByMatt Carter, writer at
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Matt Carter

We've all marveled at the ratings records The Walking Dead has smashed over the past couple of years, but I've got another statistic that might well astound you: AMC's zompocalpse drama is the most popular TV show for women.

During Sunday's "Courting the Female Audience" panel at the Producers Guild‘s Produced By conference, it was revealed that AMC's smash-hit show is a smash-hit with female audiences, with Marc Juris, WE TV president, revealing:

The Walking Dead is the No. 1 show for women

Clearly female viewers have impeccable taste in TV shows.

So why is the [The Walking Dead](series:201193) so popular with women? Matt Warburton, executive producer of Fox’s The Mindy Project, has a theory:

Female viewers are much more demanding and discerning. They care about the quality of a show. For men, fart jokes and an explosion are enough.

This is really fascinating. I'm not going to insult all you female viewers out there by theorizing why The Walking Dead is so appealing. Instead, I'd like to hear from you about this. Please use the comment section below to let me know what it is about the show that attracts such a huge following.


Are you surprised The Walking Dead is the #1 show for women?


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