“Breaking Bad” ratings hit an all-time high as Walter White adjusted to his new perch atop the meth trade. The Season 5 premiere of “Breaking Bad” attracted 2.9 million viewers in its original 10 p.m. airing Sunday night, making it the most-watched episode in the series’ history, according to a press release from AMC.
“Breaking Bad’s” numbers were up across the board: The premiere boasted a 14 percent increase in viewers compared to last season’s premiere, including an increase of 34 percent in the coveted 18-49 demographic.
In the Season 5 premiere of “Breaking Bad,” Walter, Jesse Pinkman and Mike Ehrmantraut tried to cover their tracks — with magnets! — in the wake of Walter’s explosive hit on Gus Fring in the Season 4 finale. HuffPost TV critic Maureen Ryan called the episode “the usual fantastic mix of restraint, observation, economically edited suspense and black comedy.
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