‘Breaking Bad’ breaks good in season three with best-ever ratings

AaronPaul301.jpg Sunday’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on AMC delivered the series’ top ratings ever, notching a 40% increase compared with season two, according to fast nationals from Nielsen.

Approximately 2 million tuned in for the third-season launch, with the cumulative total for all three airings of the episode reaching 3.3 million.

Admittedly starting from a small baseline, “Breaking Bad” also showed demo gains, most notably among women 18-49, which doubled compared with season two from 250,000 viewers to 482,000.

The season premiere’s 1.4 household rating was about 17% higher than its season-two peak.

More TV

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1734

    'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Declares 'The War on Christmas Is Over' (Watch)

    Sunday’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on AMC delivered the series’ top ratings ever, notching a 40% increase compared with season two, according to fast nationals from Nielsen. Approximately 2 million tuned in for the third-season launch, with the cumulative total for all three airings of the episode reaching 3.3 million. Admittedly starting from a […]

  • Rupert Murdoch

    21st Century Fox Clarifies Rupert Murdoch's 'Nonsense' Remark About Fox News Sexual Harassment

    Sunday’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on AMC delivered the series’ top ratings ever, notching a 40% increase compared with season two, according to fast nationals from Nielsen. Approximately 2 million tuned in for the third-season launch, with the cumulative total for all three airings of the episode reaching 3.3 million. Admittedly starting from a […]

  • HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Stepping

    HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Stepping Down

    Sunday’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on AMC delivered the series’ top ratings ever, notching a 40% increase compared with season two, according to fast nationals from Nielsen. Approximately 2 million tuned in for the third-season launch, with the cumulative total for all three airings of the episode reaching 3.3 million. Admittedly starting from a […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    Sunday’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on AMC delivered the series’ top ratings ever, notching a 40% increase compared with season two, according to fast nationals from Nielsen. Approximately 2 million tuned in for the third-season launch, with the cumulative total for all three airings of the episode reaching 3.3 million. Admittedly starting from a […]

  • Morgan Spurlock Sexual Misconduct

    Morgan Spurlock's TNT Series 'Who Rules the World' Halts Production

    Sunday’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on AMC delivered the series’ top ratings ever, notching a 40% increase compared with season two, according to fast nationals from Nielsen. Approximately 2 million tuned in for the third-season launch, with the cumulative total for all three airings of the episode reaching 3.3 million. Admittedly starting from a […]

  • George Clooney Matt Charman

    Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    Sunday’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on AMC delivered the series’ top ratings ever, notching a 40% increase compared with season two, according to fast nationals from Nielsen. Approximately 2 million tuned in for the third-season launch, with the cumulative total for all three airings of the episode reaching 3.3 million. Admittedly starting from a […]

  • The Chi

    TV News Roundup: Showtime Offers Early Look at Series Premiere of 'The Chi'

    Sunday’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on AMC delivered the series’ top ratings ever, notching a 40% increase compared with season two, according to fast nationals from Nielsen. Approximately 2 million tuned in for the third-season launch, with the cumulative total for all three airings of the episode reaching 3.3 million. Admittedly starting from a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content