AMC's "Breaking Bad," the Best Show on Television That I'm Currently Behind On, finished its fourth, and highest-rated season so far, on Sunday night with 1.9 million viewers, adding a million more during two subsequent airings of its season finale.
Just as I try to warn you of spoilers in my posts, I'm warning you now that I will not be reading comments on this one, at least until I've caught up with episodes I've so far missed -- so much television, so little time -- because I DON'T WANT TO KNOW what happened Sunday.
At least not yet.
But for those who like to see good things happening to good shows, "Breaking Bad," which had already won three back-to-back Emmys for star Bryan Cranston, averaged 1.9 million viewers for Season 4, up 23 percent from Season 3. More significantly for AMC, which relies in part on advertisers to keep the lights on, it was up 24 percent among viewers 18-49 -- according to AMC, "the most for any drama in basic cable history" -- and 42 percent among those 18-34.