Acclaimed “Breaking Bad” Prequel Will Return In 2018
NEW YORK, NY – June 27, 2017 – AMC today announced that it has ordered a fourth season of the critically acclaimed drama “Better Call Saul.” The “Breaking Bad” prequel recently concluded its third season on AMC as the third highest-rated drama on cable among adults 25-54. The third season averaged 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. “Better Call Saul” will return to the network with 10 new episodes in 2018.
“Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, ‘S’all good, man’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Congratulations to Vince, Peter, Bob and everyone involved with ‘Better Call Saul.’ Bring on season four!”
The season three finale of “Better Call Saul” on June 19 delivered 3.7 million total viewers, including 1.9 million adults 25-54 and 1.7 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. AMC is currently home to four out of the top five dramas on cable for 2017, “The Walking Dead” at #1, “Fear the Walking Dead” at #2, “Better Call Saul” at #3 and “Into the Badlands” at #5.
|Top 10 Scripted Cable Dramas|
|Rank||Net||Program||L+3, P25-54 (000)|
|2||AMC||FEAR THE WALKING DEAD||2,431|
|3||AMC||BETTER CALL SAUL||1,978|
|5||AMC||INTO THE BADLANDS||1,724|
|7||OWN||HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS||1,427|
|*Source: Nielsen Live+3 P25-54 (000), CY 2017 to-date (12/26/2016-6/21/2017), Ad-Supported Cable, Scripted Dramas Only, excluding repeats, specials, gapped, breakouts, and 1 t/c programs|
A Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production, “Better Call Saul” is executive produced by creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, as well as Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” Diner, Rain Man), Melissa Bernstein (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify,” “Halt and Catch Fire”) and “Breaking Bad” alums Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison.
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® 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 five years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “The Night Manager,” “Preacher,” “The Son” and the forthcoming “The Terror,” “Lodge 49,” “Loaded” and “McMafia.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “Talking With Chris Hardwick,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men,” “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.