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‘Mad Men’ Finale Sets Ratings Record

May 19, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Sunday’s series finale of AMC’s critically acclaimed drama “Mad Men” drew a huge audience, including setting a series record in adults 25-54, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The finale averaged 3.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen figures. The turnout was the highest since the 2013 season opener, which attracted 3.4 million viewers. The all-time series high was 3.5 million, for the premiere episode of the 2012 season.

The turnout in the 25-54 demo was a series record, 1.7 million.

The ratings will almost certainly get even better once the Live +3 ratings, which include DVR usage, are added once they are available.

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  1. 3.3 million viewers? That’s nothing. TWO colorized old “I Love Lucy” episodes(episodes 60 years old too, btw, which makes it all the more pathetic for “Mad Men”) Sunday night had 6.4 million viewers, so which was the better-watched of the two? A show not scripted that was also on Sunday night-the Billboard Music Awards-had 11 million viewers. Like the last several seasons, “Mad Men” went out with a whimper. There was hardly any talk about this last season anywhere, especially on the Internet. Even this site here has no comments about it, except for mine. There’s been more chatter and attention in the last few weeks paid to David Letterman’s final show May 20 than there was to the tired tripe that was “Mad Men”. Thank goodness it’s over!

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