'Better Call Saul' Series Debut Breaks Cable Ratings Records


The 'Breaking Bad' spinoff set the record for highest rated cable premiere in history.

A lot of people are interested in calling Saul.

AMC's Breaking Bad spinoff made history Sunday when its debut episode scored a staggering 6.9 million viewers, and a record-setting 4.4 million among the key demographic of adults 18-49.

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The episode was the first half of a two-night premiere, and it's clear that America's fanatical devotion to the saga of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman carried over to the new tale of sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman.

The series is a prequel of sorts to Breaking Bad and focuses on Bob Odenkirk's eponymous litigator as he navigates the murky underworld of drug dealers and villainous scum.

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Saul's impressive ratings could have been one of the factors that led to the GRAMMYs hitting a six-year low. The CBS telecast was down 11 percent in viewers from last year, but was still able to beat out all programming on other broadcast networks.

Check out what Odenkirk had to say about Saul's hotly anticipated premiere in the video below.