The Walking Dead wins 2013 Viewers Voice Award for the “Best Drama,” in Channel Guide’s annual reader poll.
AMC’s iconic zombie show has braaaaaains and brains to spare, never allowing the most ardent student of show creator Robert Kirkman’s comic book series that inspired it or the most avid viewer of the show to figure what’s going to happen next. Or who is going to die. Simply put, though we’ll never experience what the Grimes Crew endures, The Walking Dead’s ability to make us endlessly contemplate our own actions in the direst of circumstances is utterly unnerving — and completely irresistible. Bring on that recently announced spin-off!
Best Drama — Winner: The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones/HBO 14.0%
Breaking Bad/AMC 13.2%
Sons of Anarchy/FX 10.3%
Suits /USA Network 8.7%
Justified /FX 7.1%
Homeland /Showtime 6.1%
The Client List /Lifetime 4.8%
Dexter /Showtime 4.8%
Mad Men /AMC 4.0%
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Channel Guide Magazine, the only monthly print and online publication dedicated to making finding what to watch on TV fast and entertaining, published the ballot for its second annual Viewers Voice Awards in August 2013. Fans across the country cast their votes for the best and worst in cable TV in a variety of unusual categories.
The Walking Dead photo: Credit: Gene Page/AMC