Why "Breaking Bad" Is Finally a Breakout Hit

Last Sunday, Breaking Bad opened the second half of its fifth and final season, attracting 5.9 million viewers.

"Impressive" hardly describes how well the show did. Breaking Bad's audience has doubled in a year, making it even more popular than HBO's Game of Thrones. How did we get to this point? The following slide presentation takes a closer look at the show's history and how successes such as Breaking Bad have become a boon for AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX  ) and its shareholders.

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  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 11:52 AM, eviljosh86 wrote:

    what do you mean its finally a hit its been a hit since the series began apparently tim beyers has never seen the other season's before this season.

  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 12:36 PM, Joeykind wrote:

    This show has always been a hit. You idiots are the ones late to the party. If the show wasn't ending, you wouldn't be saying anything. Keep jumping on bandwagons.

  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 2:38 PM, AceInMySleeve wrote:

    Netflix has 4.8M ratings for Breaking Bad. I'd wager that at least 2 people watch it for every rating. So have more people seen it on TV or Netflix?

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