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Nielsens: 'Breaking Bad' opens big

4:05 AM, Aug 14, 2013   |    comments
Record breaker: The premiere of 'Breaking Bad' Season 5B drew a series-high 5.9 million viewers. (Photo: Ursula Coyote, AMC)
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'Breaking' breaks record: AMC's Breaking Bad returned for its final batch of episodes with a series-high 5.9 million viewers Sunday, while the premiere of Low Winter Sun, which followed, and the return of Hell on Wheels, in its new Saturday home, claimed 2.5 million apiece. Fox's Teen Choice Awards Sunday drew a record-low 2.6 million. HBO's Larry David movie Clear History claimed 700,000 Saturday.

Finale fever: The season finale of ABC's The Bachelorette (8.9 million Monday) matched last year' turnout; Next Food Network Star claimed 2.6 million Sunday. That same night, Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva notched 2.1 million, the same turnout for ABC Family's The Fosters finale on Monday, when Bravo's Real Housewives of Orange County claimed 2.4 million. NBC's The Winner Is... drew a low 3.8 million Thursday.

Top 20 shows of the week:

1. Under the Dome (CBS) 10.4
2. America's Got Talent (Wed., 9:00, NBC) 10.3
3. America's Got Talent (Tue., NBC) 9.4
4. The Bachelorette (ABC) 8.9
5. 60 Minutes (CBS) (r) 8.6
6. Bachelorette: After Rose (ABC) (s) 8.3
7. NCIS (CBS) (r) 8.0
8. Big Brother (Sun., CBS) 7.1
9. Unforgettable (CBS) 6.9
10. Big Brother (Thu., CBS) 6.6
* Big Bang Theory (CBS) (r) 6.6
12. Big Brother (Wed., CBS) 6.4
13. America's Got Talent (Wed., 8:00, NBC) (r) 6.3
14. CSI (CBS) (r) 6.0
15. Breaking Bad (AMC) 5.9
* NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) (r) 5.9
17. Masterchef (Fox) 5.7
18. Two and a Half Men (CBS) (r) 5.5
* Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) 5.5
19. Dateline Classic (NBC) (r) 5.4

Tops on Twitter

1.Teen Choice Awards (Sun., Fox): 4,430,231
2. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (Mon., VH1): 918,483
3. Breaking Bad (Sun., AMC): 565,057
4. The Bachelorette (Mon., ABC): 347,360
5. Teen Wolf (Mon., MTV): 322,090
6. Catfish: The TV Show (Tue., MTV): 270,880
7.Pretty Little Liars (Tue., ABC Family): 265,966
8. WWE Monday Night Raw (Mon., USA): 178,747
9.The Fosters (Mon., ABC Family): 173,608
10. Big Brother (Thu., CBS): 172,239

Data from week ending Aug. 11, 2013: Measures activity on Twitter during and three hours before and after initial broadcast, local time. Excludes sports.

Source: Nielsen's SocialGuide

Gary Levin, USA TODAY

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