For Breaking Bad, season 5 has brought in more viewers than ever before, breaking ratings records week after week. But viewers haven’t just been tuning in for one hour of television every Sunday night. Between predicting the show’s ending and finding an outlet to express their feelings – poor Jesse! – viewers have taken to Facebook to spread the word of Heisenberg.
Throughout season 5, 23.68 million Facebook users have either posted, liked, or commented on something related to the show, with 11.14 million unique users included in those interactions. But within those interactions, which state was home to the most active Breaking Bad fans? Not surprisingly perhaps, New Mexico takes home that title. Here’s the complete list of the top 10 U.S. states, ranked by percent of monthly active users mentioning Breaking Bad:
1. New Mexico
2. New York
4. Rhode Island
7. New Hampshire
However, Breaking Bad is not just a hit within the U.S. Fans from all over the world want to see the demise of Uncle Jack and his crew, so which countries have the highest percent of monthly active users mentioning the show? The rankings go as follows:
1. United States
3. United Kingdom
6. New Zealand
And finally, what other pages do Bad fans like? Because let’s face it, after this Sunday, they might need a few other things to keep their minds busy. Not surprisingly, they’re fans of Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Walter White, and Bob Odenkirk. What, no Jonathan Banks? Shame on you, people.
But other than Bad stars, fans also like David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Louis C.K., American Psycho, Django Unchained, Mad Men, Portlandia, Beck, Arcade Fire, and The Black Keys. So the good news is, after Bad ends, fans have a quality selection of movies, television, and music to pull them through the dark times (aka the times where new episodes no longer exist).
Breaking Bad’s series finale airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC.