So there’s this show…oh, what’s it called again…it’s final season kicked off last night…oh dammit what’s it called again…oh yeah, Breaking Bad. Well, a lot of people watched it last night — double than the show’s previous high — which I’m guessing means a lot of people did some binge-watching via DVDs, Netflix etc. during Breaking Bad‘s hiatus, adding more fans to its roster.
Reports the Hollywood Reporter:
"Breaking Bad surged to a series record on Sunday night, bringing in 5.9 million viewers in its first airing — nearly doubling its previous high…The first half of Breaking Bad’s final season opened with 2.9 million viewers last July, making for a 102 percent gain, year over year. A record at the time, the series eclipsed the haul several episodes later with 3 million viewers tuning into the penultimate episode before the show’s break."
Breaking Bad also surged in adults 18-49, jumping 87 percent from last summer’s season premiere with 3.6 million viewers in the demo. Adults 25-54 also saw gains, rising 81 percent to 3.3 million.