An average of 6.9 million total viewers tuned in to "Saul," according to Nielsen. That audience skewed young, with 4.4 million viewers ages 18 to 49 making "Saul" the best-performing series premiere among that demographic in cable history.
A spinoff and prequel to the acclaimed meth drama "Breaking Bad," "Saul" stars Bob Odenkirk as sleazy lawyer Jimmy McGill (later known as Saul Goodman) and was co-created by Vince Gilligan, the mastermind behind "Breaking Bad."
At least some of "Saul's" success was due to scheduling. It aired right after the Season 5 midseason premiere of the zombie smash "The Walking Dead," which drew a gigantic audience of 15.6 million total viewers.
The second episode of "Saul's" two-part premiere is scheduled for Monday night.
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