Shirley Li
September 05, 2013 AT 08:36 PM EDT

The Emmys won’t be handed out until Sept. 22, but the record-keepers over at Guinness World Records have already awarded Breaking Bad its first honor of the season as the world’s new Highest-Rated TV Series.

The show set the record based on its 99 out of 100 average critics’ rating on review aggregator Metacritic, according to a press release. Guinness previously honored Mad MenSons of Anarchy, and Downton Abbey with the title.

The complete Guinness World Records 2014 book will be available Sept. 12, though, of course, we at EW consider Breaking Bad‘s cover appearance this week the ultimate honor.

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