"Breaking Bad" has saved the best for last.
Ending the first half of its last season Sunday, AMC's drama starring Bryan Cranston as a terminally ill chemistry teacher who turns to meth dealing delivered 2.8-million total viewers for its 10 p.m. airing, according to Nielsen.
That's a bit higher than "Breaking Bad's" average this season (2.6 million), which has already been far and away its best in terms of ratings. An episode at the same point in the season last year drew 2 million viewers.
However, fans will have to wait a long time for those final eight episodes. AMC won't bring them out until summer 2013.