The Walking Dead
If you’re not watching “The Walking Dead,” you need to get with the program. The post-apocalyptic setting and undead antagonists of the show are only half of what makes it so riveting. The main characters’ constant fight for survival and the way that humanity can break down during a zombie plague is what really makes the show scary. It has consistently broken records for Nielsen ratings, and the first episode of its current season drew 16.1 million viewers. With a cliffhanger at the end of every episode, “The Walking Dead” keeps people coming back for more every week and it’s so popular, it even has a fan-driven show, “Talking Dead,” following it that recaps each episode with celebrity followers.