"The Walking Dead" is a violent TV show, but is it the most violent TV show on the air right now?
It is if you include the zombie body count. According to a study conducted by the website Funeralwise.com, "The Walking Dead" was the most violent show on TV in the fall of 2012, with 308 dead (or undead) bodies shown in the eight episodes aired of the show's third season. That works out to about 38 bodies per episode.
The second deadliest show on TV is Cinemax's actioner "Strike Back," which aired 10 episodes last year and averaged 26 deaths per episode. NBC's "Revolution" was No. 3, with 11 dead humans per episode. (Animals weren't counted in the study.)
The rest of the top 10 shows included "Nikita," "Supernatural," "Arrow," "Fringe," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Once Upon a Time."