AMC roared back with a block of scripted originals on Sunday night, and Better Call Saul earned record cable ratings in its launch.
The Breaking Bad spinoff nabbed 6.9 million viewers and 3.4 rating among adults 18-49. Both of those stats make it the best series premiere in cable history. That's after The Walking Dead returned, steady with last year's midseason debut, to 15.6 million viewers and a 8.0 rating among adults 18-49. Only the Grammys drew bigger numbers last night — or, for that matter, last week.