‘Breaking Bad’s’ ‘To’hajiilee’ episode lights up Twitter

Dean Norris, left, and Bryan Cranston in a scene from "Breaking Bad."
Dean Norris, left, and Bryan Cranston in a scene from “Breaking Bad.”
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As the critically acclaimed AMC series “Breaking Bad” moves toward its conclusion, viewers took to Twitter in droves Sunday to discuss the explosive developments of “To’hajiilee.”

As the episode erupted in a breathless shootout, viewers reacted with more than 300,000 tweets -- including actress Melissa Gilbert, who wrote “breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth ... in through your nose ... out through your mouth.”

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The fifth episode in the final half-season of the show ranked as the most talked about TV program for the week of Sept. 2-8, according to SocialGuide, a Nielsen company that ranks the top 10 most social TV shows, based on Twitter activity.

The Comedy Central roast of actor James Franco, which attracted such big names as Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman, among other funny folks -- also produced plenty of buzz on Twitter.

The top 10 most social TV shows of the week were:

1. “Breaking Bad” (AMC), Sunday, 303,000 tweets

2. “The Comedy Central Roast” (Comedy Central), Monday, 302,000 tweets

3. “WWE Monday Night RAW” (USA), Monday, 192,000 tweets

4. “Big Brother” (CBS), Thursday, 166,600 tweets

5. “Bad Girls Club: Miami” (Oxygen), Tuesday, 92,800 tweets

6. “Catfish: The TV Show” (MTV), Tuesday, 75,100 tweets

7. “Duck Dynasty” (A&E), Wednesday, 69,100 tweets

8. “Big Brother” (CBS), Wednesday, 62,500 tweets

9. “The Game” (BET), Tuesday, 61,000 tweets

10. “The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN), Tuesday, 54,700 tweets


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