‘Better Call Saul’ Biggest Cable Premier

Evan Wilt Contributor
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AMC’s “Better Call Saul” set the record for the biggest cable premier in history, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Feeding off the TV phenomena that was “Breaking Bad,” the show debuted Sunday night to the highest viewership of a pilot episode in the history of cable television.

AMC saw viewers totaling greater than four million for the key the demographic of the 18-49 age bracket, says the WSJ.

The first episode of “Breaking Bad” drew a mere 1.4 million total viewers on Jan. 20, 2008. However, by the final season its viewership grew to over 10 million per episode.

With Bob Odenkirk in the title role as Saul Goodman, “Better Call Saul” builds right off the “Breaking Bad” universe with the trials and tribulations of  Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s favorite criminal lawyer, before the infamous meth empire.

The Sunday premier was part of a two night event, with episode two airing Monday night.  AMC has yet to release statistics for Monday’s program.

The chronicle of Saul Goodman will now fall under its normal time slot going forward, Mondays at 10 p.m. eastern.