'Breaking Bad' Breaks Series Ratings Record, 'Political Animals' Has Soft Debut


'Breaking Bad' Breaks Series Ratings Record, 'Political Animals' Has Soft Debut


The season 5 premiere of the AMC crime series is the most watched episode in the show's history, while the Sigourney Weaver-starring miniseries posts a low start for a USA Network show.

"Breaking Bad" returned with a bang on Sunday, July 15. Kicking off the show's fifth and final season, the episode titled "Live Free or Die" which aired at 10-11 P.M. delivered 2.9 million viewers (up 14% from last season's premiere). It marked the biggest audience ever for an episode of the series.

The rating also grew in the coveted 18-49 demo, showing a 34% increase from season 4 debut with 1.9 million audience. Among the adults 25-54 demo, it attracted 1.8 million viewers or increased 28% from last year. When the 11:30 P.M. EST encore is also counted, the show drew a total of 3.5 million viewers.

On the same night and the same hour, USA Network launched Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark's "Political Animals". Despite getting a lot of buzz before its premiere, the miniseries only lured in 2.6 million people, which is low for a USA show, especially considering that "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" reruns usually perform better than that.

In the 18-49 demo, the six-part political drama drew a small number of 675,000 viewers. The first episode of the Sigourney Weaver-starring show did better in the adults 25-54 demo, attracting 834,000 viewers.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant With Travis Scott's Baby
  2. Get a Look at Hulk's Glamorous Sakaar Bed in 'Thor: Ragnarok'
  3. T.I.'s Alleged Side Chick Bernice Burgos Reportedly Wants to Have Baby With Him
  4. Kim Kardashian Is Jealous of Kourtney's Banging Bikini Body
  5. Iggy Azalea Responds to Odell Beckham Jr. Dating Rumors: I Don't Even Know Him
  6. 'Logan' Producer Hints at X-23 Solo Movie
  7. See Ben Affleck Hilariously Imitating Christian Bale's Batman for Red Nose Day
  8. Sophia Bush Exits 'Chicago P.D.' After Four Seasons
  9. Heidi Klum Gets Completely Naked in New Photography Book
  10. Scott Disick Caught Cozying Up to Another Woman After Spotted With Bella Thorne and Chloe Bartolli

CELEBS PHOTO