Saturday, December 27, 2014

'Breaking Bad' finally breaking out?

Sunday's Season 5 premiere of "Breaking Bad," which stars Cranston as a chemistry teacher-turned-meth magnate, was the series' most-watched ever, reports AMC, which said the episode attracted 2.9 million viewers, up 14 percent from last season's opener. Between the 10 p.m. premiere and the 11:30 p.m. encore, 3.5 million tuned in.

'Breaking Bad' finally breaking out?

Looks as if Walt White (Bryan Cranston) has a few more customers.

Sunday's Season 5 premiere of "Breaking Bad," which stars Cranston as a chemistry teacher-turned-meth magnate, was the series' most-watched ever, reports AMC, which said the episode attracted 2.9 million viewers, up 14 percent from last season's opener. Between the 10 p.m. premiere and the 11:30 p.m. encore, 3.5 million tuned in.

More important for the ad-supported cable network: 1.9 million of those first viewers were 18- to 49-year-olds, the demographic most advertisers target.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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As the TV critic for the Philadelphia Daily News, I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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