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'Breaking Bad' is breaking ratings records

September 16, 2013|By Joe Flint
  • "Breaking Bad," starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, is breaking ratings records for AMC.
"Breaking Bad," starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, is… (AMC )

The end of "Breaking Bad" is breaking big.

Sunday's episode averaged 6.4-million viewers, according to Nielsen, which is a record for the critically acclaimed drama about teacher-turned-crystal-meth-cook Walter White.

So far this season, AMC's "Breaking Bad" is averaging 5.2-million viewers, which is up more than 100% from last season.

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The show also generates a lot of attention on Twitter. There were 604,765 tweets about the show Sunday night.

"Breaking Bad" has two more episodes left before its run ends. AMC has a spinoff in the works titled "Better Call Saul" about Saul Goodman, White's sleazy lawyer.

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Follow Joe Flint on Twitter @JBFlint.

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