Latest 'Breaking Bad' episode was perfect, IMDb users say

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The latest episode of Breaking Bad may have hit a series-high ratings record, but that’s just half measures compared to the pure, Heisenberg-worthy perfect 10 it scored on IMDb’s user ratings.

According to the database, Sunday night’s “Ozymandias” accumulated nearly 25,000 user votes (and still counting), with 95.9 percent of votes rating the episode a 10 out of 10. That makes the episode the highest-rated in Breaking Bad‘s entire series run, as well as the highest-rated TV episode on the site, beating “The Rains of Castamere” from Game of Thrones by two-10ths of a point.

Which makes us wonder: How do the other episodes stack up? To end your day, we did a quick breakdown of what these user ratings show. Here are our top 10 findings:

1. Every Breaking Bad episode of the 60 that have aired have been rated 8.1 or higher, with each episode receiving at least 1,000 votes.

2. The lowest-rated episode, at a measly 8.1, was “Open House,” from season 4.

3. Five of the top 10 highest-rated episodes are from season 5. They are, in descending order of rating: “Ozymandias,” “To’hajiilee,” “Dead Freight,” “Confessions,” and “Gliding Over All.”

4. The two non-season 4 or 5 episodes to crack the top 10 are season 3′s “Full Measure” and “One Minute,” both rated 9.6.

5. Six episodes from season 2 make the top 30, and only one from season 1 — “Crazy Handful of Nothin’” — joins the highest-rated half of Breaking Bad episodes.

6. The bottom half, however, include two season 5 episodes: “Madrigal” (at 8.9) and “Fifty-One” (at 8.8).

7. The season 4 finale, “Face Off,” is the only non-season 5 episode to make the top five on the list, with a 9.8 rating.

8. That’s consistent with how the season finales have fared with users, with each subsequent one seeing a ratings increase. Season 1′s “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal” got only 8.7, while season 2′s “ABQ” made 9.2 and season 3′s “Full Measure” hit 9.6.

9. Fans liked the pilot: It’s the second-highest-rated season 1 episode, coming in at No. 33 with an 8.8 rating.

10. But fans disliked the bottle episode “Fly” from season 3. It’s second to last, with an 8.1 rating.

If anything, it’s just fascinating to see how these episodes stack up for users, and based on the data, they think Breaking Bad has gotten better with each season. You tell us, PopWatchers: What’s your favorite episode? Does its ranking on IMDb make sense to you?

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