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Breaking Bad kicked off its fifth and final season to record numbers Sunday.

The drama drew 2.9 million, up 14 percent from the Season 4 opener, making it the most-watched episode ever. The show was also up 34 percent in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to 1.9 million viewers.

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Meanwhile, USA's highly-anticipated Political Animals debuted to a soft 2.6 million viewers, with 834,000 in the demo. That's on par with Common Law's series premiere in May on a Friday, but below the network's other dramas, which average at least 3 million viewers.Did you watch Breaking Bad or Political Animals?