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

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This image released by AMC shows Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman, left, and Bryan Cranston, as Walter White, in a scene from the finale of "Breaking Bad." The popular series about a chemistry teacher-turned drug dealer ended on Sunday, Sept 29. (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote)

"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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