Friday, July 29, 2016

Breaking Bad (AMC): Ratings Recap

AMC's 'Breaking Bad' premiered in January 2008 to a 0.6 18-49 rating and 1.41 million viewers. Over the course of its series, it dropped below 1 million viewers only a single time (958,000 in episode 105), and the highest viewership figure occurred for the show's series-finale (10.28 million). During the course of the show's first four seasons, it only reached above a 1.0 rating and over 2 million viewers one time (episode 401). The show's fifth season premiered in 2012 to record numbers, in both 18-49s (1.5) and total viewers (2.93 million); the second-half of the fifth season broke all the records again, premiering to a 2.9 rating and 5.92 million viewers. The show aired a total of 62 episodes over the course of five seasons.

Season 1 Ratings (2008)
Episode #
Viewers (millions)
18-49 rating
101
1.411
0.6
102
1.488
0.6
103
1.079
0.4
104
1.086
0.4
105
0.958
0.44
106
1.070
0.5
107
1.498
0.72

Season 2 Ratings (2009)
Episode #
Viewers (millions)
18-49 rating
201
1.662
0.7
202
1.576
0.60
203
1.130
0.43
204
1.294
--
205
1.213
--
206
1.407
--
207
1.198
0.43
208
1.035
--
209
1.271
0.51
210
1.185
0.54
211
1.288
0.56
212
1.190
0.45
213
1.466
0.52

Season 3 Ratings (2010)
Episode #
Viewers (millions)
18-49 rating
301
1.954
0.9
302
1.545
0.7
303
1.327
0.6
304
1.463
0.6
305
1.613
0.7
306
1.642
0.7
307
1.519
0.6
308
1.780
0.7
309
1.612
0.7
310
1.202
0.5
311
1.323
0.6
312
1.191
0.5
313
1.556
0.7

Season 4 Ratings (2011)
Episode #
Viewers (millions)
18-49 rating
401
2.576
1.1
402
1.968
0.9
403
1.714
0.7
404
1.834
0.7
405
1.754
0.7
406
1.674
0.7
407
1.913
0.8
408
1.975
0.8
409
1.891
0.9
410
1.798
0.7
411
1.550
0.7
412
1.730
0.8
413
1.897
1.0

Season 5.a Ratings (2012)
Episode #
Viewers (millions)
18-49 rating
501
2.931
1.5
502
2.294
1.2
503
2.197
1.1
504
2.287
1.2
505
2.480
1.3
506
2.809
1.3
507
2.979
1.4
508
2.781
1.3
Season 5.b Ratings (2013)
509
5.919
2.9
510
4.771
2.4
511
4.848
2.5
512
4.413
2.2
513
5.110
2.6
514
6.366
3.2
515
6.584
3.4
516
10.280
5.3

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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