'Better Call Saul' season finale draws big audience

'Better Call Saul' season finale draws big audience
Jonathan Banks, left, and Bob Odenkirk, cast members in "Better Call Saul," greet each other on the red carpet for a premiere screening of the final episodes of "Breaking Bad" in Los Angeles on July 24, 2013. (Chris Pizzello / Invision / Associated Press)

"Better Call Saul" was on the hotline for its season finale.

The spinoff of AMC's "Breaking Bad" starring Bob Odenkirk as shady lawyer Jimmy McGill, the attorney who will eventually become "Breaking Bad's" strip mall attorney Saul Goodman, drew an impressive 5.1 million viewers for the final episode of its first season. The episode also drew 3.1 million viewers in the advertiser-coveted age 18-49 demographic.

The dramedy averaged 5.9 million viewers during its 10-episode run. The series has already been renewed for a second season, which is expected to launch in 2016.

Peter Gould, who created the series along with "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, has hinted that characters from the original series may appear in "Better Call Saul" in the second season.