AMC’s popular drama series “Breaking Bad” came to an end last night with its Season 5 finale, “Felina.” On Monday, September 30, AMC released the rating reports for the final episode of the Emmy winning series.
The “Breaking Bad” series finale captured 10.3 million viewers, 6.7 million being adults ages 18 – 49. Its follow-up talk show “Talking Bad” aired right after with a 4.4 million audience.
AMC president, Charlie Collier, released this statement, “’Breaking Bad’ is simply unique. It all starts with Vince Gilligan who really only ever asked for one thing – the opportunity to end the show on his own terms. That is exactly what Vince did last night and, as always, brilliantly so. Congratulations to Vince and to every single person involved in this remarkable journey. We’re proud that AMC will forever be known as the birthplace and home of this iconic show and, at the same time, we tip our Heisenberg hat to the fans who made this a truly shared experience.”
As for Twitter, 601,370 unique users tweeted during the live broadcast of the finale, setting a new record for the show of 1.24 million tweets – hitting 22, 373 tweets per minute. Bryan Cranston’s “Well, this is it…Thank you for sharing this ride with me…” tweet generated over 51,000 retweets and 34,000 favorites.
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