Ratings: Breaking Bad Goes Out With a Bang
Breaking Bad ended its five-season run on a very high note Sunday, drawing series best numbers in all categories, including total viewers (10.3 million) and young adults (6.7 million age 18-49).
That shatters the show’s previous record (set with last week’s penultimate episode) of 6.6 million total viewers and 4.3 mil in 18-49.
On the social front, the AMC juggernaut’s endgame generated 1.24 million Tweets during the EST and PST telecasts.
Surprisingly, Homeland more than held its own opposite the Bad steamroller. Per Showtime, the drama kicked off Season 3 with 1.9 million viewers — its most-watched opener yet. The debut of Masters of Sex, meanwhile, notched a solid 1 million viewers. It ties Homeland as the cabler’s best series launch to date, behind this summer’s Ray Donovan premiere (1.35 million).