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!