Vampires Versus Drug Dealers: Predict the Ratings for 'Breaking Bad' & the 'True Blood' Season Finale - Poll

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August 18th, 2013

Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 10 Hank

Last week, the Breaking Bad premiere shocked everyone by nearly doubling the ratings of its previous season premiere with a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. It was also received with near universal acclaim and turned the words "tread lightly" into an instant catchphrase. Will its ratings rise even higher tonight? Given the buzz, the fact that plenty of people DVRd or streamed the episode  later in the week and the suspenseful ending of the premiere it seem possible. However, it faces additional competition this week from preseason football on FOX. Some NFL loving Breaking Bad fans may opt to watch the game live and DVR the show. Will the high stakes fictional show trump the low stakes game?

Tonight, Breaking Bad goes head-to-head with the season finale of True Blood. Until Walter White's return, True Blood was the top scripted program every Sunday night this season.  Last week it came in second with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere earned a 2.4. The previous season's finale earned a 2.8. How do you think it will do?

Make your predictions!



  • Tony JJ

    Breaking Bad-3.1 (Going optimistic. BB has dropped every episode after a premiere every season. But this is the final episodes and buzz is going crazy. I could see it rise!)

    True Blood-2.5

  • Eric_Philly

    As a fan of both those shows… Dexter is still better.

  • Pepper

    True Blood – 2.3
    Breaking Bad – 3.0

  • Dan S

    I voted 3.1-3.2 for BB. Last nights episode was outstanding as usual & I won’t give any spoilers. After last week who couldn’t resist turning in to see how the fallout with Walter & Hank plays out ?

  • Padelica

    Why is that trashy soapy something even mentioned in the same sentence with Breaking Bad? Have you actually seen it?

  • kike kikerson

    Dexter is a train wreck this year. Unwatchable.

  • brandon

    Dexter has gone seriously downhill since Season 4, but I will say last nights episode was better than True Blood which has lost its way a long time ago and is the most unbearable Sunday night show at the moment. Breaking Bad had that one episode every season where things were mediocre. The writers were right, the storyline is advancing quickly, but something about last nights episode was seriously lacking. Perhaps too much Hank/Skyler? About 10-15 minutes of the first episode were all him and her. Those two scenes shouldn’t have been back-to-back and as good as Dean Norris is, this episode proved he can’t carry the show by himself.

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