Both Dexter and Breaking Bad managed to break records in ratings despite going head to head with each other as well as the Emmy Awards…
Sunday night may have been an award winning night for many as the Emmys took center stage, but there were two shows pulling in record ratings while running at the exact same time.
Breaking Bad capped off its penultimate episode on Sunday night with the biggest ratings ever in the show’s history with 6.8 million viewers tuning into to see Walter White escape to New Hampshire while Jesse Pinkman’s life of servitude continued.
The total for the episode broke the record held by last week’s Breaking Bad, which pulled in 6.6 million viewers over the course of the one-hour broadcast.
This latest record will likely be crushed in one week’s time when the series finale for Breaking Bad hits the airwaves at 9pm ET with a special 75-minute episode.
Meanwhile over on Showtime, Dexter went out with a bang on Sunday night with the final episode called ‘Remember the Monsters?’ that brought in the largest viewing audience in the history of the network.
The finale for the show about America’s favorite serial killer raked in 2.8 million viewers, making it the single most watched episode in Showtime history.
The eighth and final season as a whole also ranked as the best ever for the long running drama with ratings higher than ever before.