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2.9M watch 'Breaking Bad' season premiere

  |   July 16, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- AMC says the fifth and final season premiere of "Breaking Bad" was the most watched episode in the history of the U.S. drama series.

From 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT, the show was seen by 2.9 million viewers.

"From Day 1, 'Breaking Bad' has been a passion project for all of us at AMC. This show has helped define what our brand stands for in terms of supporting quality storytelling and creative risk-taking. Working with these terrifically creative people on such outstanding material has been a joy-filled ride. I'm so pleased to share this success with the entire 'Breaking Bad' team," Charlie Collier, AMC's president, said in a statement Monday. "We look forward to sharing the final 16 episodes with 'Breaking Bad's' passionate fans."

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