'Breaking Bad' Finale Draws 10.3 Million Viewers

Most-Watched-Ending Ever For a Basic-Cable Series

Sunday’s finale of AMC’s drama series Breaking Bad drew a series record 10.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen data, the largest audience for a basic-cable concluder ever.

Ratings for the final episode of the Emmy award-winning series also drew 6.7 million adults 18-49 and posted a 300% increase over last year’s season finale, said the network.  In addition, an expanded one-hour Talking Bad after show delivered 4.4 million viewers, including 2.9 million adults 18-49, said AMC.

Said AMC president Charlie Collier of the finale: “Breaking Bad is simply unique. It all starts with Vince Gilligan who really only ever asked for one thing – the opportunity to end the show on his own terms. That is exactly what Vince did last night and, as always, brilliantly so. Congratulations to Vince and to every single person involved in this remarkable journey. We’re proud that AMC will forever be known as the birthplace and home of this iconic show and, at the same time, we tip our Heisenberg hat to the fans who made this a truly shared experience.”