Why "Breaking Bad" Is Finally a Breakout Hit

Why "Breaking Bad" Is Finally a Breakout Hit

Last Sunday, Breaking Bad opened the second half of its fifth and final season, attracting 5.9 million viewers.

"Impressive" hardly describes how well the show did. Breaking Bad's audience has doubled in a year, making it even more popular than HBO's Game of Thrones. How did we get to this point? The following slide presentation takes a closer look at the show's history and how successes such as Breaking Bad have become a boon for AMC Networks and its shareholders.

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