Sunday (September 15) night's episode of "Breaking Bad" was titled "Ozymandias" and now AMC can look at its ratings, ye mighty, and despair. In a good way.
The show's ante-penultimate episode, being hailed by critics and viewers as a series peak, drew 6.4 million viewers on Sunday night, setting a series high.
That 6.4 million figure includes 4.05 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 3.585 million among adults 25-54.
The episode also attracted 604,765 total tweets, ranking as the top TV show of the night in social activity. The episode hit a peak of 16,329 tweets-per-minute at 9:50 ET.
For the season, "Breaking Bad" is averaging 5.2 million viewers Live+SD, up 102 percent over last summer's half-season average.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.