Will the 'Breaking Bad' Premiere Break Ratings Records? - Poll

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August 11th, 2013


The final season of Breaking Bad finally begins tonight.  No season premiere this year has been more eagerly anticipated. Fans of the show are dying to know how Walter White's story will end.  Though Twitter may or may not have any impact on ratings, the show has been trending nationwide for most of the past week. AMC's publicity department has worked overtime to get the cast on every single talk show. The question is how all of this hype will translate into ratings. The show began its life as a critically acclaimed but low rated prestige show. But it benefited from great word of mouth and the rise of streaming video, which allowed newcomers to the show to binge watch during  its lengthy hiatuses and start watching live when the show returned and blossomed into a genuine cable hit, with ratings growing each season,  The season five premiere garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating on July 15, 2012 and the finale garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating on September 5, 2012. So how do you think it will fare tonight? Make your predictions!

  • skillz

    There were many new watchers so I anticipate something over 1.8

  • John A

    Travis Yanan Tweeted it may have got a 3.1. Holy crap.

  • danny

    Why would more people than ever tune into a show in the middle of its final season all of the sudden out of thin air? 1.5- 1.6 max! I have never watched it and never will. It is almost over, why bother?

  • Joe

    He said 3.3 rating… Wow.

  • BenA

    @Joe, where did you get this source?

  • Tony JJ

    @danny because people have caught up on netflix and have gotten addicted! Call it “the netflix effect”

    And if it did get a 3.1. WOW

  • pit

    2.7-3.2 i think its gonna be huge.

  • stiller

    Anyone know when we will get the ratings for sure?
    I mean, it’s been suspsected that it got 3.0+, I’m just wondering when the confirmed ratings will be released?

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