Ratings: Breaking Bad Treads Mightily, Scores Most-Watched Episode to Date

breaking bad ratingsBreaking Bad‘s final eight-episode run got off to a record-breaking start, with a best-ever 5.9 million viewers catching Sunday’s episode.

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That represents a 102 percent (!!!) spike over the AMC drama’s Season 5 premiere last summer (2.9 million).

The premiere of Low Winter Sun, which followed at 10/9c, shed roughly half of Bad‘s lead-in (2.5 million viewers).

Meanwhile, Hell on Wheels‘ Season 3 opener on Saturday attracted 2.5 million viewers, up a tick from the show’s Season 2 debut.