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‘Better Call Saul’ second episode draws 3.4 million

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Better Call Saul” still has momentum.

The AMC drama filmed and set in Albuquerque drew in 3.4 million total viewers during its Monday night premiere.

According to the Nielsens, the show drew 2.1 million viewers among the key demographic of 18-49.

On Sunday, it drew a 3.4 million in that demographic with an overall 6.9 million viewers.

Analysts are crediting the Sunday episode ratings to being paired with the return of “The Walking Dead,” though the series maintained nearly half of its Sunday audience.

For the next 30 days, AMC is offering the first two episodes for viewing online for free. Click here to view the two episodes.

“Better Call Saul” takes place six years before the beginning of “Breaking Bad” and follows the transformation of Jimmy McGill from a down and out lawyer into Saul Goodman, an ace attorney for the criminal element. Bob Odenkirk reprises his “Breaking Bad” role in the new series.

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