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Big numbers for 'Breaking Bad' finale

"Breaking Bad" scored an easy record last night - seen by 10.3 million viewers, which is about two million more than have caught up with the last two (or so) episodes. In fact, the second half of the fifth and final season has been a barn-burner, with a steady growth in viewership, social media hype and every other parameter that defines "hit." Millions of viewers have caught up via  Netflix with a series that back in the first season barely scratched out a million and a half viewers per episode. Had "Bad" scored the kind of numbers that have come in recent months, you may be reasonably certain that last night would not have marked the endpoint, and that a sixth season would have been in the cards. 

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