Breaking Bad: Season Five Ratings

Breaking Bad AMC TV ratingsThe tale of Walter White is coming to a close as AMC has announced that Breaking Bad is ending with season five. But, how will the last episodes do in the ratings? Will they do so well that AMC will regret not trying for a sixth year?

The current cast of this gritty drama includes Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brant, Bob Odenkirk, Dean Norris, Jonathan Banks, and R.J. Mitte.

Below are the most recent ratings for Breaking Bad on AMC. The fifth season of Breaking Bad airs on Sunday nights. There are 16 final episodes that will be split between the summers of 2012 and 2013.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.32 million total viewers.

Episode 05-16: Sunday, 09/29/13 (series finale)
5.3 demo rating (+56% change) with 10.28 million (+56% change).
Season averages: 2.17 in the demo with 4.32 million.

Episode 05-15: Sunday, 09/22/13
3.4 demo rating (+6% change) with 6.58 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.97 in the demo with 3.92 million.

Episode 05-14: Sunday, 09/15/13
3.2 demo rating (+23% change) with 6.37 million (+25% change).
Season averages: 1.86 in the demo with 3.73 million.

Episode 05-13: Sunday, 09/08/13
2.6 demo rating (+18% change) with 5.11 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 1.76 in the demo with 3.52 million.

Episode 05-12: Sunday, 09/01/13
2.2 demo rating (-12% change) with 4.41 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.69 in the demo with 3.39 million.

Episode 05-11: Sunday, 08/25/13
2.5 demo rating (+4% change) with 4.85 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.65 in the demo with 3.30 million.

Episode 05-10: Sunday, 08/18/13
2.4 demo rating (-17% change) with 4.77 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 1.56 in the demo with 3.14 million.

Episode 05-09: Sunday, 08/11/13
2.9 demo rating (+123% change) with 5.92 million (+113% change).
Season averages: 1.47 in the demo with 2.96 million.

Episode 05-08: Sunday, 09/02/12 (mid-season finale)
1.3 demo rating (-7% change) with 2.78 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.29 in the demo with 2.59 million.

Episode 05-07: Sunday, 08/26/12
1.4 demo rating (+8% change) with 2.98 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.29 in the demo with 2.57 million.

Episode 05-06: Sunday, 08/19/12
1.3 demo rating (0% change) with 2.81 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 1.27 in the demo with 2.50 million.

Episode 05-05: Sunday, 08/12/12
1.3 demo rating (+8% change) with 2.48 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.26 in the demo with 2.44 million.

Episode 05-04: Sunday, 08/05/12
1.2 demo rating (+9% change) with 2.29 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.25 in the demo with 2.43 million.

Episode 05-03: Sunday, 07/29/12
1.1 demo rating (-8% change) with 2.20 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.27 in the demo with 2.47 million.

Episode 05-02: Sunday, 07/22/12
1.2 demo rating (-20% change) with 2.29 million (-22% change).
Season average: 1.35 in the demo with 2.61 million.

Episode 05-01: Sunday, 07/15/12
1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.93 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.50 in the demo with 2.93 million.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like Breaking Bad TV series? Are you disappointed that the show is coming to an end?

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14 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Scott says

    I tried watching the first five episodes off of Netflix but gave up on it as it just was about a guy making one stupid choice after another.

    • Tom says

      Yeah… no bad choices in Oedipus, or The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, Mutiny on the Bounty, War & Peace, etc., etc., etc., etc. Have you read ANY great literature in your life?

  2. says

    Love the show! So dissapointed that it’scommibg to an end. I also hated seeing Mike get killed. Liked his character. But I guess these guys have bigger things in the works.
    It was odd though to end it just as they started a new venture in the Czech republic. Would have been interesting. The networks always seem to take off the good ones and leave the crap ones on.
    I’ll never understand the popularity of mad men. A bit to racist for my taste. I have yet to see a black, Asian or Hispanic cast member.
    As far as I’m concerned they can kill that show any time.

  3. veronica says

    I am stunned that a show of that quality is taken off the air! I can’t understand the choice AMC made, anyway it’s all over now. a show that’s is better than Dexter, Ray Donavan etc.

    Hoping that AMC will come to their senses, I will be hoping for a rebirth.


  4. No says

    This is awful. Cast list is not up to date, and Vince Gilligan is ending the show on his own terms. AMC has nothing to do with it. This is the biggest television show in history and a TV website can’t even report a paragraph about it accurately?

    • says

      How is the cast list not up to date? If you’re referring to Jonathan Banks being included, please remember that he was part of last summer’s episodes (the first part of season five). This post encompasses all of season five. There were long discussions about the show’s future and it’s my understanding that for financial and other reasons, rather than renew it for seasons five and six, they went with an extended fifth season that was split over two summers. AMC has everything to do with it. As much as I love the show, it’s debatable that Breaking Bad is “the biggest television show in history.” Thanks for your comment.

  5. karen says

    Well, I have been binge watching this fabulous show. I will catch up with the first 8 of season 5 and then August 11th for the lat 8. I think it had a great run and agree it should end…but i love the show…better than anything on any of the other networks..TGDFN-Thank God for Netflix…on to Madmen and House of Cards was excellent and compelling too :)

  6. D Marshall says

    I just discovered the series last week, started watching it on Netflix 4 days ago and am on episode #30 right now. Please…please…keep it going.

  7. Mike says

    Just like sholanda down there, my brother introduced me to this show after the 4th sseason and after I saw 2 episodes, I couldn’t stop watching. Every other show is nothing compared to Breaking Bad. I watched 16 episodes in one weekend. So disappointed to hear there wont be a 6th season.

  8. Sholanda says

    Breaking Bad is the very best of the best, when it comes to entertainment. My brother introduced me to it at the end of season 4. Luckily i have netflix and was able to go back and watch every other season.


  9. Stephanie says

    Really cant care less about the ratings on this show, good or bad. Every. Single. Person I know that watches it watches it either off DVDs or off the net (legally and illegally). I myself don’t own a TV but treat my Breaking Bad DVDs like gold. This is not the type of show that advertisers will ever get much out of. But audiences will.

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