Ratings: Breaking Bad Goes Out With a Bang

Breaking Bad Finale Ratings[Spoiler] did not die in vain.

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).

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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.

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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).

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