The viewership behind Better Call Saul’s first season made it the best new show on cable during its season of broadcast.
The premiere episode of Better Call Saul allowed the Breaking Bad spin-off to start off with a bang when it came to ratings. “Uno” cemented Better Call Saul’s spot in cable history. Its first episode was the most watched premiere ever.
Better Call Saul was in the top rankings on Monday nights during its season one run. It had to compete with WWE’s Monday Night Raw and VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop for Monday night’s primetime slot. Its viewership hit its lowest point with episode nine.
The finale last week was a sort of redemption after the decrease in viewers during “Pimento.” Even with the NCAA March Madness final, “Marco” brought in a rise in ratings.
Variety covers the exact numbers:
“Last Monday’s season finale average 5.1 million viewers, including 3.1 million adults 18-49 and 3.3 million adults 25-54 in ‘live plus-3.’ In 18-49, that tied it for seventh among all scripted dramas for the week.”
“Live plus-3” reflects the amount of viewers that the finale experienced within three days of the original airdate. Which would include all the poor souls that couldn’t watch it live or that had to rely on their DVR.
Just like the premiere, the finale helped the Breaking Bad spin-off make history.
“The season finale also led Better Call Saul to rank as the #1 scripted drama cable series on Twitter during primetime. Better Call Saul stands as the #1 new series on cable among all viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 this broadcast season.”
TV by the Numbers reports that Better Call Saul’s first season made it the top new series on cable during its broadcast season. Plus its fans were extremely loud on Twitter as new episodes premiered. You guys should be proud of yourselves.
For many fans, learning that Better Call Saul is one of the top new shows is met with no surprise. They are impatiently waiting for season two.
The second season of Better Call Saul will begin in early 2016. Until then…try to entertain yourselves. Learn how to make some killer cucumber water or build up your tolerance to electromagnetic forces.