'Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston Amused With 'Swamp People' Higher Ratings: [ send to a friend ]
Bryan Cranston says he was ecstatic when he heard more than 3 million had tuned in for the season five premiere of his critically acclaimed AMC series, 'Breaking Bad'.
However, when comparing these figures with other cable television shows, Cranston was a little bemused to hear that despite the ratings spike his show had almost 50% fewer viewers than History Channel's 'Swamp People'.
"It's still half the number of people that 'Swamp People' gets," Cranston laughed during an interview for his role in 'Total Recall'.
"'Swamp People', the highest rated cable program on Thursday nights, follows a group of Cajuns in Louisiana's Atchafalaya River Basin who hunt alligators. That's it. That's the entire plot."
"I was curious to see what 'Swamp People' was all about. I found it and watched 'Swamp People.' I thought no wonder six million people watch 'Swamp People.'"
"These are grown men in the South who catch fish with their hands," he quipped. "And, I thought that's pretty badass. I don't know how many fish you need to catch with your hands in order to garner six million people but it's pretty impressive."