‘Mad Men’ Finishes Season on High Note

Oct 27, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The second season finale of “Mad Men” on AMC drew 1.75 million viewers, up 20% from its season average, according to fast national figures from Nielsen Media Research.
The Emmy Award-winning drama was up 75% from last season’s average.
Over the course of three airings Sunday night, the finale accumulated 2.9 million viewers.
The finale also showed big jumps in key demos, doubling the number of viewers in the 18-to-49 age bracket to 705,000, and increasing 81% among adults 25 to 54 to 780,000.
Even if it’s hard to make the case that “Mad Men”—set on Madison Avenue in the 1960s—is more than a niche phenomenon, given the slim viewership it attracts, the show attracts buzz out of proportion to its ratings.
Star Jon Hamm was the guest host of “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend and the show played a part on recent episodes of “The Simpsons” and “Jeopardy!”
AMC already has ordered a third season of “Mad Men.” Creator Matthew Weiner originally signed a contract to do two seasons and is in negotiations with producer Lionsgate to remain with the program.

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