Last night’s Season 4 finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad drew 1.9 million viewers in its original airing. That was up 19% from the series’ third-season finale last year. For the night, including encores, Breaking Bad averaged 2.9 million viewers, 1.8 million of them in 18-49. This was Breaking Bad‘s highest-rated season ever in 18-49, up 24% from Season 3. Over at FX, the premiere of new drama American Horror Story grew some 40% in adults 18-49 from Live+Same Day to Live+7 (2.0 million to 2.8 million) and is now the second-highest-rated FX debut in the demo behind The Shield (3.0 million), and tied with The Riches. AHS is on track to supplant or at least tie the iconic cop drama as FX’s top-rated series premiere ever in the 18-49 in the Live+7 ratings. The horror series already owns the title in several other demos, including adults 18-34 (1.5 million, tied with The Riches.)
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