Monday, May 25, 2015

'Breaking' more records: How many watched 'Bad' finale

"Breaking Bad" went out with a bang for AMC.

'Breaking' more records: How many watched 'Bad' finale

"Breaking Bad" went out with a bang for AMC, which was crowing Monday about the 10.3 million viewers Nielsen estimates watched the 9 p.m. finale Sunday.

That's a record for the series, whose 6.7 million viewers aged 18-49  also had it up 300 percent in that demo from last summer's midseason ender. (Those are the people advertisers were trying to reach with all those commercials.)

And despite a night of premieres on cable and broadcast networks that attracted nicknames like "Dramageddon" and Dramalanche," 4.4 million stayed tuned to AMC after the show ended at 10:15, to hear "Breaking Bad" Vince Gilligan explain himself in the post-show "Talking Bad."

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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.

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