'Breaking Bad' Finale:
Over 5.5 Million
It's no surprise that the Breaking Bad finale was the No. 1 trending topic on most social-media sites last night.
But the number of people talking about the end of the hit AMC show — and the posts they generated on Facebook — is astounding.
According to the social network, more than 3 million users generated more than 5.5 million interactions alone on just BB alone!
And numbers for the whole season — not including last night's episode — landed with 11 million people generating a massive 23 million interactions. Facebook also found that New Mexico, which is where BB took place, was the top U.S. state in terms of percentage of monthly active users who mentioned the show. New York and Arizona rounded out the top three, respectively. The United States was unsurprisingly the top country.
Well, this is it. The last episode ever of Breaking Bad. Thank you for sharing this ride with me. Without you we never would have lasted.— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) September 29, 2013
Last episode ever of Breaking Bad. It would not be possible without all of you. Thank you all for the amazing ride. Love you Vince!!!!— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) September 30, 2013
Aaron even channeled his Jesse Pinkman character on the Season 39 premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend. He popped up alongside Jay Pharaoh’s Barack Obama to talk Obamacare.
“I had this friend and he got sick. Like, cancer cancer sick. But because there wasn’t Obamacare, he wouldn’t afford treatments. So he was like, back into a corner,” he said during the skit. “So, he did what any of us would have done. He started cooking meth. And soon it wasn’t just meth. It was murder. And not regular murder. Like—he blew half a guy’s face off.”
The 34-year-old’s character was, of course, referencing Bryan’s Walter White — a high school chemistry teacher who gets diagnosed with cancer and starts manufacturing meth with his one-time student and burnout, Pinkman.