Following record ratings for its final episodes this season, Breaking Bad bested itself again on Sunday with its series finale delivering 10.3 million viewers at 9 p.m. on AMC, according to Nielsen.
Viewership for the 75-minute finale included 6.7 million adults 18-49 bidding farewell to Walter White a week after Breaking Bad took home its first Emmy for outstanding drama series.
Overall, the ratings were up a staggering 300% over last year's finale. Compared to its penultimate episode last Sunday which drew 6.6 million viewers, the finale grew 56% among total viewers.
An expanded one-hour Talking Bad aftershow at 10:15 p.m. drew 4.4 million viewers and 2.9 million adults 18-49.
AMC has already reached a deal for a Breaking Bad spinoff based on the dram's Saul Goodman character from creator Vince Gilligan and series writer/producer Peter Gould.
Broadcasting & Cable Newsletter
The smarter way to stay on top of broadcasting and cable industry. Sign up below