Last night's series finale of popular AMC drama "Breaking Bad" had a record breaking viewership. The show will go down in history as one of basic cable's best.
10.3 million people watched the finale of the series last night, according to AMC. The previous record was 6.6 million. So, it's fair to say that "Breaking Bad" did not just break the record, they shattered it.
AMC president Charlie Collier spoke about the success of "Breaking Bad."
"Breaking Bad is simply unique. It all starts with Vince Gilligan who really only ever asked for one thing – the opportunity to end the show on his own terms. That is exactly what Vince did last night and, as always, brilliantly so. Congratulations to Vince and to every single person involved in this remarkable journey. We're proud that AMC will forever be known as the birthplace and home of this iconic show and, at the same time, we tip our Heisenberg hat to the fans who made this a truly shared experience," Collier said.
Many fans celebrated the record-breaking viewership on twitter.
"Legit impressive number. Added 3.7 from the record," tweeted Chris Wittyngham.
"Bet they undercounted," wrote Twitter user Sarah Weinman in response to the news.
The numbers for the finale viewership will most likely go up when considering those who couldn't watch it live, but plan to watch via hulu, DVR or other devices. And, as one fan pointed out, new fans of the show who joined the game late will eventually watch the finale.
"I wonder how many more still haven't caught up on Netflix who will be watching in the weeks/months to come," wrote Twitter user Long Seidman.