‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ was watched by over 25 million households in its first week

The feature-length sequel to the much-loved series arrived on Netflix on October 11

Viewing figures for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie in the US have been revealed, with the film entertaining over 25 million households in its first week.

The Netflix-produced sequel to the original series, which arrived on the streaming platform on October 11, stars Aaron Paul as his Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman and picks up the story immediately after the dramatic events of the show’s 2013 finale.

El Camino was expected to be a big hit for Netflix upon its release, and the streaming behemoth has now reported its own viewing figures — with a staggering 25,734,392 households watching the Breaking Bad sequel in the first seven days.


Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings — which measures streaming viewing figures in the US — last week gave an indication of how popular the film was on its opening weekend (via The Hollywood Reporter). El Camino achieved an average audience of 6.54 million viewers over the first three days of its release, with around 40% of that audience (just under 2.65 million people) watching the film on day one.

Nielsen also say that 8.2 million people in the US watched at least a few minutes of the film.

Netflix have, however, regularly contended viewing figures provided by Nielsen as they only measure viewers who watch their programmes on television, therefore excluding those watching on any other viewing device.

Speaking about El Camino recently, Paul and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan lifted the lid on two alternate endings which didn’t make the final cut of the film.