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"Breaking Bad" Breaks Viewing Records

By Garth Franklin Monday August 12th 2013 11:30PM

AMC's "Breaking Bad" seems to have scored a bunch of new viewers over the break, while existing viewers also made sure to tune in.

The final season premiere episode "Blood Money" pulled in 5.9 million viewers, that's about double the drama series' previous record of 3 million viewers for the highest rated episode of last season.

Increasing hype, superb word of mouth, and the entire series so far being available on Netflix's Instant Watch for several months are big factors that have led to that jump in ratings.

Also one scene from the premiere, Badger's idea for "the goriest Star Trek episode ever", has already gone viral in both its original form and an animated interpretation of the monologue.

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