El Camino: Every 'Breaking Bad' Reference and Easter Egg

The smoky homepage of the restaurant’s website

The smoky homepage of the restaurant’s website

"El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie", which dropped on Netflix Oct. 11, drew around 6.5 million total viewers in its first three days on the streaming platform, according to Nielsen.

More than 2.6 million people in the US tuned in to watch the film on October 11, when it debuted, according to Nielsen's SVOD Content Ratings. Netflix had advertised for the film during the 2019 Emmy Awards, and a Breaking Bad pop-up opened this week in Los Angeles in celebration of the film.

"El Camino" stars Aaron Paul, returning to his iconic "Breaking Bad" role of Jeese Pinkman, who has to deal with the fallout from Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) death.

We called El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie incredible, saying that it "gives Jesse Pinkman the swan song he deserves, with a compelling two-hour story that brings us back into the high-stakes world of drugs and thrilling shootouts".

The numbers indicate that El Camino is attracting considerable viewership in its first days on the service. Almost 40% of those viewers watched El Camino on the day of its release, while Nielsen also confirmed that "8.2 million people watched at least a few minutes of the film". Netflix and "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan did the opposite, keeping marketing and plot hints to a minimum and just letting the film's existence build the hype among the show's still passionate fanbase.

This new video by ScreenCrush's Ryan Arey breaks down all the homages and callbacks to Breaking Bad in El Camino in a single video. "Nielsen also only measures USA audiences; the limited data Netflix has released for its shows and films are worldwide figures".