‘Breaking Bad’ Hits All-Time Ratings Record

'Breaking Bad' Hits All-Time Ratings Record

6.4 million total viewers tune in for resolution of last week's cliffhanger

“Breaking Bad” had its most-watched episode on Sunday, grabbing 6.4 million total viewers.

The episode, which followed a massive cliffhanger last week, also pulled in 4.052 million total viewers in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers.

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That put the episode well ahead of the average for the second half of the fifth and final season. Through six episodes, the final run of the show is averaging 5.2 million total viewers and 3.3 million in the demo.

The series, which stars Bryan Cranston as meek high school teacher-turned meth baron Walter White, set a record when it returned for the second half of its fifth season in August, grabbing 5.9 million total viewers — a 102 percent increase over the premiere of Season 5.

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In the demo, the August return drew 3.6 million viewers, compared to 1.9 million for the Season 5 premiere.

  • ottomarcos

    Last night's Breaking Bad was, hands down, the single best hour of television in history. The BB Facebook page was going insane. Many people on there wondered whether they would be able to go to sleep after watching it. I had a glass of wine to settle down, and others were saying they needed a drink. Vince Gilligan continues to outdo himself with every succeeding histrionic episode leading to the show's climax. Bravo!