"BETTER CALL SAUL" ENDS SECOND SEASON SOLIDIFIED AS ONE OF TELEVISION'S MOST ACCLAIMED AND HIGHLY RATED DRAMAS
SEASON TWO FINALE DELIVERED 4.4 MILLION VIEWERS, INCLUDING
2.6 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 IN NIELSEN LIVE+3 RATINGS
SECOND SEASON AVERAGED 4.3 MILLION VIEWERS AND 2.6 MILLION
ADULTS 25-54 PER EPISODE IN NIELSEN LIVE+3 RATINGS
CONTINUATION OF THE JOURNEY FROM JIMMY MCGILL TO SAUL GOODMAN GARNERED SIGNIFICANT CRITICAL ACCLAIM,
RETURNS NEXT YEAR FOR A THIRD SEASON ON AMC
NEW YORK, NY, April 25, 2016 - "Better Call Saul" capped its second season with strong finale ratings and broad critical acclaim, further establishing the series as one of television's top dramas. In Nielsen live+3 ratings, the "Better Call Saul" finale delivered 4.4 million viewers including 2.6 million adults 25-54. Season two averaged 4.3 million viewers per episode, including 2.6 million adults 25-54, making "Saul" a top 10 cable show in both adults 18-49 and 25-54.
The series, which focuses on the transformation of Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman, garnered significant critical acclaim in its second season, and will return to AMC next year for a 10-episode third season.
"At AMC, we talk a lot about bringing fans programming that is pioneering, premium and popular. 'Better Call Saul' is the rare program accomplishing all three," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "Vince, Peter, Bob and so many other incredibly talented people responsible for crafting 'Better Call Saul' are marching us, with style, toward 'Breaking Bad.' So, to everyone who said that a prequel to 'Breaking Bad' was a 'bad idea,' we couldn't agree more. It's wonderfully 'Bad' and getting 'Badder' with each episode. Congratulations to all involved and thanks, as always, to the loyal fans who make these stories possible."
Key Nielsen Highlights for the finale of "Better Call Saul" (L+3):
Episode 210, 10:00 p.m. Monday, April 18
· 4.4 million viewers, up 93% from live/same day (growth of 2.1 million)
· 2.3 million Adults 18-49, up 117% from live/same day (growth of 1.3 million)
· 2.6 million Adults 25-54, up 108% from live/same day (growth of 1.3 million)
In addition, over the course of the season, "Better Call Saul" has been viewed nearly 4 million times on AMC.com and other TV Everywhere platforms.
Current live+3 season average rankers for cable:
A25-54 Program Name L+3 (000) A18-49 Program Name L+3 (000)
AMC WALKING DEAD 11,323 AMC WALKING DEAD 11,493
AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 6,066 AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 5,821
AMC TALKING DEAD 3,885 AMC TALKING DEAD 3,743
FX ACS: PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON 3,734 FX AMERICANHORROR STORY 3,702
FX AMERICAN HORROR STORY 3,283 FX ACS:PEOPLE V.OJ SIMPSON 3,509
AMC INTO THE BADLANDS 3,269 AMC INTO THE BADLANDS 3,201
DISC GOLD RUSH 2,731 AMC BETTER CALL SAUL 2,377
AMC BETTER CALL SAUL 2,572 VH1 LOVE AND HIP HOP 6 2,296
BRVO REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA 2,283 DISC GOLD RUSH 2,292
DISC ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE 2,156 VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 2 2,251
Source: Nielsen L+3 (09/21/2015 - 04/18/2016) M-Su 8p-11p. Cable Originals excludes repeats, specials, & sports. 3+tc. A25-54, A18-49 (000). Top 10 listed
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands" and the forthcoming "The Night Manager," "Feed the Beast," "Preacher," "The Son" and "The Terror." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men" and the upcoming "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.