‘Better Call Saul’ Ratings: AMC Drama Wraps Strong First Season With Uptick

'Better Call Saul' Ratings: AMC Drama

AMC’s “Better Call Saul” wrapped a strong first season with ratings gains on Monday as it continues to stand as the year’s top new cable series.

AMC doesn’t tout the ratings performances of its shows until after three days of DVR playback are included, but in same-night numbers, “Better Call Saul” averaged a 1.19 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 2.53 million viewers overall — about 1 million total viewers more than “Breaking Bad” drew with its first-season finale in March 2008,

Despite facing the college basketball championship game, “Saul” was up 5% in the demo and 10% in total viewers week-to-week. In the most recent Live+3 ratings available, “Better Call Saul” more than doubled its 18-49 rating and nearly doubled its total-viewer count.

AMC launched “Saul” behind the midseason premiere of “The Walking Dead,” and that paid off with monster numbers as it became cable’s biggest premiere ever in adults 18-49 (3.5 rating).


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  1. Alisa says:

    looooooooooooooove this show! can’t wait for season 2

  2. Mary Brev says:

    I truly enjoyed it. I loved Saul’s and Mike’s characters. I loved the little nods to Breaking Bad, but Mac Leckey It’s definitely the same story line. So far. Is there a season 2 in the works, Please?

  3. Bill B. says:

    I’ve seen the first 6 or 7 episodes. It is just not working for me and I am bummed about that after having been a huge BB fan. It has the correct mood, but it’s just not very interesting nor is the lead character. I must say that Mike’s presence helps, but he cannot save it alone.

    • Mac Leckey says:

      I’ve seen all of Breaking Bad in it’s entirety. Why do I want to see it again? I enjoy that this show tells a different man’s story with a different tone and different motivations. This first season should be subtitled “Why Saul and Why Mike”. It’s far more fascinating and satisfying to have followed their journey’s before the inflatable Statue of Liberty and the dangerous criminal du jour appears.

  4. Rosalind Bull says:

    i assume that that is USA only. I know that there is a huge number here in the UK who watch it in Netfix.

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