Breaking Bad Finale Shatters Series Ratings Record

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Walter White wasn't the only one who went out with a bang last night.

On the whole, the Breaking Bad series finale delivered an incredible 10.3 million viewers for AMC, easily becoming the most-watched episode in series history and improving by 300% - yes, 300% on last year's finale.

The concluding installment also garnered 6.7 million viewers in the coveted advertising demographic of 18-49-year olds, but the post-show special Talking Bad even brought in 4.4 million households.

“Breaking Bad is simply unique,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “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.”

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