Breaking Bad: Hit AMC show draws record breaking audience with over 6 million tuning in

by Nick Barnes


Last night’s (September 15) epic episode of Breaking Bad scored record ratings… once again!

Breaking Bad may be coming to an end, but there’s no slowing down the viewers that are tuning in each week as more than 6 million people tuned in to see the latest episode, giving the show its most-watched episode ever!

Ozymandias aired on AMC last night and scored a whopping 6.4 million viewers. The number includes 4.1 million viewers in the key 18-49 demographic. That’s a whole 1.3 million viewers up on last week’s episode – crazy figures.

Not only that, the episode scored 604,765 tweets in total via Twitter – so not only were a lot of people watching, a lot of people were also giving their opinion on the social networking website.

Last night’s episode tops the show’s recent record-setting season premiere and also suggests that Breaking Bad could set another record for its season finale in two weeks’ time. Only two episodes remain of the final ever season of the show and so far, the latter half of season five is averaging 5.2 million per episode – up a whopping 102 percent from last summer.


Could it be a blessing that Breaking Bad is coming to an end? The show has tottered along for years now and in its final run, the show has managed to bring out the big guns. More and more people seem to be interested in the show. But, with so many people finally latching onto how brilliant Breaking Bad is, it’s a shame that it has to end in the next couple of weeks.

Fear not Breaking Bad fans as a spin-off show has been ordered by AMC. It has been confirmed that a one-hour prequel titled ‘Better Call Saul’ will be coming to the basic cable network.

In a statement, the network said on Wednesday (September 11) that they are moving forward with Breaking Bad and they have reached a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures TV to air the hour-long drama.

The series will serve as a prequel to Breaking Bad and focus on the evolution of Saul Goodman who was an attorney before becoming Walter White’s lawyer.