September 23, 2013 12:42pm PT by Hilary Lewis , Philiana Ng
'Breaking Bad' vs. the Emmys: TV Fans Tweet What They Watched
TV fans had a tough decision to make Sunday night at 9 p.m.: keep watching the Emmys or switch over to Breaking Bad, the second-to-last episode of which was airing at the same time.
The dilemma was a hot topic of conversation on Twitter, with Breaking Bad fans suggesting the Emmys' viewership would plunge as people switched to AMC to see what would happen to Walter White and Co.
Indeed, many stars and TV critics chose to switch to the acclaimed drama, and catch up on the Emmy moments they missed later, announcing their intentions on social media.
Breaking Bad fans, what did you do: Did you watch Sunday night's episode and skip part of the Emmys or did you watch the awards show? Let us know in the comments.
Also, check out what Hollywood and critics were saying about the rival programming.
Congratulations to all the Emmy nominees. Have fun tonight. I will be watching in pjs before I watch breaking bad— christina applegate (@1capplegate) September 22, 2013
Looks like my final Breaking Bad episode will air at the same time as the Emmy awards. Which one will you watch?— petergould (@petergould) August 31, 2013
Tonight during the Emmys they are going to take an 75 minute break mid ceremony so everyone can watch Breaking Bad.— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) September 22, 2013
That was one soul-crushing slab of televised darkness. Over on cable, however, @BreakingBad_AMC was amazing.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 23, 2013
Even if I was personally nominated for an Emmy, I would leave to go watch #BreakingBad— Amy Phillips (@AmyPhillips_) September 23, 2013
I can't believe I missed breaking bad live for those G damn Emmys.— Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) September 23, 2013
Nobody asked, but I'm switching to Breaking Bad. TV fan side of me wins out over the TV reporter side...— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) September 23, 2013
Watching the Emmy minutes I missed for Breaking Bad. The fine print in the Seacrest rehab ad is actually very funny.— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) September 23, 2013
OK folks, time for the vacuum-cleaner guy in the minivan to pick me up. Enjoy your #Emmys!— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 23, 2013
Now to catch up on the Emmys I missed for BREAKING BAD. From yr tweets, I gather the Emmys was the more death-haunted of the two— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 23, 2013