Welcome back to UPROXX’s all-Breaking Bad, all the time nonstop coverage of last night’s third-to-last episode, “Ozymandias,” which I’m sure that my beloved peers have already dissected to the very last proton. Haha, just kidding, there’s plenty more coming tomorrow. In the meantime, let’s talk ratings because with only two episodes left in the entire series, Breaking Bad is putting up its best numbers to date.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, last night’s already critically-acclaimed episode was watched by more people than this season’s debut episode, which held the show’s previous record for highest ratings. In all, 6.4 million people tuned in last night to watch something happen to one or more of the characters. Honestly, I never know when something’s a spoiler with you people anymore.
Among adults 18-49, the series set another high with 4.05 million viewers in the targeted demographic. The 3.59 million adults 25-54 brought another record.
AMC also cites SocialGuide’s Twitter findings from Sunday night, noting the series generated 604,765 mentions — with a peak of 16,329 tweets per minute during the episode’s final 10 minutes. (Via THR)
I have to believe that the 1-hour lightning delay during last night’s Sunday Night Football game on NBC that went down right as Breaking Bad started might have added to the ratings bonanza, but after a scholarly discussion with my UPROXXian colleague, Danger Guerrero, we determined that most people probably finally caught up on Netflix and DVR. Also, we determined that Hi-C Ecto Cooler was the jam.
Either way, if I’m a gambling man, my buffalo nickel is already wagered on these final two episodes breaking consecutive ratings records, followed by record numbers of people destroying their TVs, as we may never have something this incredible to watch again.