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AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Breaks Not Bad

AMC’s new original series, “Breaking Bad,” opened with a 1.1 rating Sunday despite competition from the National Football League playoff game in which the New York Giants beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime.

While not as big an opening as the cable network’s Golden Globe-winning “Mad Men,” which premiered with a 1.3 rating last year, “Breaking Bad’s” ratings performance was 33% stronger than AMC’s season-to-date prime-time average. It also doubled the ratings among adults 18 to 49.

AMC said that after the NFL playoff game ended, ratings jumped, with its audience of 18- to 49-year-olds increasing 48% and men 18-34 gaining 90%.

(Editor: Baumann)

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Val

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Did not see the premier show. My 9 year old son is interested in this, anyone know if it's inappropriate for him to watch?

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there are drugs on the show and some sexual references- for a 9 year old to watch it wouldnt be frowned on by me but to a parent who even bothers to ask the question Im sure you wouldnt let your kid watch it.

mr. d

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great show though. brian cranston is great.

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