Breaking Bad Season Five Premiere Breaks Series Ratings Record
Posted on Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:00 AM PDT

breaking200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Breaking Bad broke the record for the most watched episode of the series with Sunday's season five premiere.

According to an AMC press release, 2.9 million viewers tuned in to "Live Free or Die", compared with the season four premiere which drew 14 percent less. The premiere came right after the show's panel at Comic-Con, which undoubtedly contributed to the positive word of mouth.

Breaking Bad focuses on Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a cancer-stricken teacher, and his entry into the world of meth manufacturing and dealing, alongside his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).