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Stranger Things and The Walking Dead named 'most in-demand' TV shows in the world

By Josh Weiss
David Harbour Stranger Things Norman Reedus Walking Dead

Who doesn't love a good zombie or demogorgon? Last night, the Global TV Demand Awards were held at the National Association of Television Program Executives convention in Miami, Florida and genre fare took home the top honors, which were determined by Parrot Analytics and Guinness World Records.

Both Netflix's Stranger Things and AMC's The Walking Dead took home the top prizes for "most in-demand" television shows on the planet. The winners were selected by looking at data over what people are seeking out and care about. Of course, The Walking Dead won on the traditional TV side, whereas Stranger Things won on the digital side of things. Runners-up in the two categories included Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Vikings, Black Mirror, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

There to accept the award for AMC were Walking Dead cast members Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis) and Josh McDermitt (Eugene) as well as co-executive producer, Denise Huth.

"Big love to ALL the #TheWalkingDead fans who make up #TheWalkingDeadFamily and keep us connected around the world," wrote McIntosh on Instagram.

It's a testament to the fact that, even though the ratings have been dipping in recent seasons, The Walking Dead is still a force in the television world. The zombies might be rotting more and more, but this show is far from dead. As for Stranger Things, we already knew it was a hit, but interesting to see it end up besting other buzzy streaming shows such as The Handmaid's Tale and Black Mirror.

Season 9 of The Walking Dead returns to AMC Sunday, February 10 and will introduce The Whisperers as the show's main antagonists. Season 3 of Stranger Things drops on Netflix on July 4 and will take place over the summer of 1985.