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Ratings: Breaking Bad Hits Series High; Political Animals Has OK Debut

Date July 16, 2012

Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad kicked off its fifth and final season to record numbers Sunday.

The drama drew 2.9 million, up 14 percent from the Season 4 opener, making it the most-watched episode ever. The show was also up 34 percent in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to 1.9 million viewers.

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Meanwhile, USA's highly-anticipated Political Animals debuted to a soft 2.6 million viewers, with 834,000 in the demo. That's on par with Common Law's series premiere in May on a Friday, but below the network's other dramas, which average at least 3 million viewers.

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