'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.