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Another week of Breaking Bad, another ratings record.

The AMC crime drama, which should no longer be considered simply a “cult” hit, nabbed a series-best 6.6 million viewers with Sunday night’s penultimate episode, “Granite State.” It achieved this feat against strong competition from the Emmy Awards, at which it claimed the Outstanding Drama Series trophy, NFL action, and the series finale of Dexter. Bad also set a new… Continue reading ‘Breaking Bad’ scores best-ever ratings with penultimate episode

‘Breaking Bad’ ratings set another record

One of the best episodes in Breaking Bad history — if not TV history — was also the show’s most-watched episode ever.

Sunday’s nights stunning “Ozymandias” episode of the AMC series delivered 6.4 million viewers. That number includes 4.1 million adults 18-49. The hour also inspired 604,765 tweets.

The performance tops the show’s recent record-setting season premiere. It also suggests Breaking Bad will likely set another record for its series finale… Continue reading ‘Breaking Bad’ ratings set another record

breaking bad ozymandias bryan cranston Breaking Bad episode 514   Ozymandias: That colossal wreckThe poem that gives Sunday’s (Sept. 15) “Breaking Bad” its title is a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley in which a traveler describes seeing a crumbling statue in a barren desert. It closes with these six lines:

And on the pedestal these words appear:”My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck

Breaking Bad has never been afraid to challenge its audience, packing episodes with morally complex characters, sly callbacks, plot riddles, and jaw-dropping moments. (Need a couple thousand Band-Aids for your throat, Victor?)  But what are the scenes that challenged the actors themselves? Which was the moment that was the most difficult to film? It wasn’t always easy for the actors to decide on just one, but they rose to… Continue reading ‘Breaking Bad’: Cast members reveal their most challenging scenes to film

breaking bad flash forward Breaking Bad is running out of time to catch up to its flash forwardsAs “Breaking Bad” reached the halfway point of its final eight episodes on Sunday (Sept. 1), one aspect of the show lingered — and not just the fact that Walt had apparently put a hit on Jesse.

In fact, it was something that wasn’t even part of the episode. It happened in the show’s first episode of 2013, and before that its first episode of… Continue reading 'Breaking Bad' is running out of time to catch up to its flash-forwards