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Have We Seen the Last of Walter White?

AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was a social TV behemoth, as its cast often interacted with social fans throughout its five seasons.

The show might have ended its legendary run last year, but Bryan Cranston might have sparked a firestorm this afternoon, suggesting the final scene of the show might not be the end (spoiler alert for those who haven’t watched the whole show).

“You never saw a bag zip up or anything,” Cranston said on CNN about his alter-ego Walter White dying on-screen. “I dunno,” White answered as to whether White was dead. “Never say never.”

Let the social media freak out begin!

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How Cinnabon became part of the social TV conversation around Breaking Bad

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 3.04.27 AMThe best brands in the world today have smart and savvy social media teams who are curators, writers, community organizers and always paying attention to what’s happening in pop culture. Just over a week ago as the second to last episode of Breaking Bad aired, Cinnabon heard it was part of the episode and joined the social TV conversation. We interviewed Jonathan Brewer, Director of Awesome for BTC Revolutions the agency that works with Cinnabon. Read more

Breaking Bad wins at the Emmys and on Facebook

2013-primetime-emmy-award-nominations-announcedLast night’s Emmy telecast drew 17.6 million viewers, the most since 2005. Not only were people watching at home, but they were also posting about the awards on Facebook. According to Facebook, here were the top 5 social moment from the 2013 Emmys on Facebook. Read more

Is ‘House of Cards’ a success? Social TV has the answer

Netflix’s “House of Cards” made TV history, simply by being referred to as a TV show. The Kevin Spacey political drama has catapulted binge-watching from a TV junkie’s obsession to a major form of normal TV consuming. Traditional TV critics were forced to cover this show differently. The Six Stages of “House of Cards” Grief replaced the weekly episodic review. After all the hoopla around the midnight, entire season launch, was House of Cards actually a success? Netflix says yes, but isn’t revealing the numbers. Social TV on the other hand paints a very clear picture. Read more

'Breaking Bad' smashes last season's social and ratings records

AMC's highly-anticipated season premiere of Breaking Bad last night set new records for the show. On the ratings front, it delivered 2.9 million viewers, up 14% over last year with a 34% increase in the 18-49 year-old demo. On the social front, in jumped 605% in social interactions over the prior season -- 123,361 Facebook and Twitter comments, measured by Bluefin Labs.

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Breaking Bad's cast and AMC use social media with fans

AMC's Breaking Bad will premiere it's fifth and final season tonight at 10 p.m. The drama that might be best described as a high school chemistry teacher meets Scarface has received critical acclaim each season, earning star Bryan Cranston three Emmys and costar Aaron Paul one. We attended the movie-style premiere red-carpet last night in San Diego and spoke to the cast about social media and interviewed AMC's SVP of Digital Media and Content Mac McKean.

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AMC offers Dish subscribers live stream of 'Breaking Bad'

Dish just can't stay out of the news these days. The provider that's been trying to innovate recently (to networks' dismay) with the Ad Hopper has also been battling with AMC and recently dropped their networks. As negotiations continue, AMC has struck back announcing that they'll be offering Dish subscribers a live stream of the highly-anticipated Break Bad season five premiere.

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