Zombie television

Zombie shows top the list of deadliest programs

A recent study by BonusFinder.com, a leading online gaming portal, revealed the deadliest TV shows, with two zombie-themed series taking the spotlight. The study analyzed data from popular shows in the United States, utilizing sources such as IMDb and Cinemorgue Wiki to uncover the shows with the highest character kill counts.

Topping the list is ‘The Last of Us,’ a gripping post-apocalyptic drama that takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster. The show claims the title for the TV series that kills off the highest percentage of characters, with a staggering 56.52% casualty rate. In addition, ‘The Last of Us’ also holds the record for the highest kill rate per episode, with an average of 5.78 characters meeting their demise in each episode.

Following closely behind is ‘Spartacus,’ renowned for its intense gladiatorial battles and unflinching depiction of ancient Roman brutality. The show secures the second spot with a character death percentage of 49.73%, leaving behind a trail of bloodshed and tragedy that captivates audiences.

Completing the top three is the long-running hit series ‘The Walking Dead,’ known for its relentless onslaught of zombies and the constant struggle for survival. With a death toll of 39.65%, ‘The Walking Dead’ solidifies its position as one of the deadliest TV shows, reminding viewers that no one is safe from the merciless clutches of the undead.

Further down the list, ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ a companion series to ‘The Walking Dead,’ claims the fourth spot, boasting a character death percentage of 33.54%.

To compile the rankings, BonusFinder.com utilized a carefully curated seed list of the most popular shows in the US. The team then analyzed data from IMDb to determine the number of characters and episodes, while information regarding character deaths was sourced from Cinemorgue Wiki. By dividing the number of character deaths by the total number of characters, the researchers calculated the percentage of characters killed in each show.

Additionally, kill rates per episode and season were established by dividing the number of character deaths by the number of episodes and seasons, respectively.

“We focused on long-running shows, genre-specific series, and shows known for their high mortality rates,” explained a representative from BonusFinder.com. “By employing this methodology, we were able to reveal the TV shows that kill off the most named characters, providing viewers with an intriguing insight into the deadliest series on television.”

As fans continue to immerse themselves in the thrilling worlds of ‘The Last of Us” and ‘The Walking Dead,’ the study serves as a testament to the enduring popularity of these shows and their ability to captivate audiences with their high-stakes narratives and visceral storytelling.

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