‘Breaking Bad’ season 5 ratings report: ‘Buried’ fails; ‘Low Winter Sun’ plummets

What's next -It was hardly a surprise to see “Breaking Bad” decline in its second week on the air this summer. The anticipation for “Blood Money” was huge, really to the point where it was trending on Twitter almost all week long and the show drew nearly a whopping 6 million viewers. For a show that started off barely on the radar, it was amazing to see how it became AMC’s clear #2 series behind the ratings monster known as “The Walking Dead.”

“Buried” averaged a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic (down from a 2.9), and it dropped down to 4.78 million viewers on the night. The demo rating was still enough to have it be the #1 series on TV, so we hardly imagine that anyone is going to be crying about this or wanting to ship the show off to “Belize” anytime soon.

Given that this is the show’s final season, it’s not like there is anything that is going to happen with “Breaking Bad” to get it off of the air. The bigger concern here is for “Low Winter Sun,” which brought in a 0.5 rating in just its second week on the air. “Talking Bad” generated the same rating, and it came on at midnight. The show is pretty good (not amazing yet), and while AMC has shown a certain interest in keeping some of their shows around, the expectations are different than they were when “Breaking Bad” came out years ago. This show has a great lead-in, but the subject matter is probably too gritty for most to take.

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