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!

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