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'Breaking Bad' is breaking ratings records

'Breaking Bad' is breaking ratings records
"Breaking Bad," starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, is breaking ratings records for AMC. (AMC)

The end of "Breaking Bad" is breaking big.

Sunday's episode averaged 6.4-million viewers, according to Nielsen, which is a record for the critically acclaimed drama about teacher-turned-crystal-meth-cook Walter White.

So far this season, AMC's "Breaking Bad" is averaging 5.2-million viewers, which is up more than 100% from last season.

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The show also generates a lot of attention on Twitter. There were 604,765 tweets about the show Sunday night.

"Breaking Bad" has two more episodes left before its run ends. AMC has a spinoff in the works titled "Better Call Saul" about Saul Goodman, White's sleazy lawyer.

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