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Breaking Bad's creator credits Netflix for some of its success

Ian Paul | May 21, 2013
Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and the rest of your favorite Breaking Bad characters return in August for the series finale, but if it wasn't for Netflix the show never would have reached this point, the series' creator says.

Along with some Netflix original shows, AMC's Breaking Bad is among the top choices for binge watchers. Kevin Reilly, Fox Entertainment chairman, recently complained about losing audiences to Breaking Bad marathons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Just last Saturday, The New York Times ran an opinion piece waxing poetic about Breaking Bad binge viewing.

Breaking Bad may be one of the big shows right now, but the real winner here is the binge viewing format popularized by Netflix, and, to a lesser extent, Hulu. Broadcast television is still where most fans keep up with their favorite shows, but it sure looks like binge watching through online services is the future.

 

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