Small Ratings, Big Impact for ‘Mad Men’

Oct 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

For a show that draws just 1.5 million viewers per week, “Mad Men” seems to attract more than its share of attention, the Associated Press observes. In addition to its Emmy Award as TV’s top drama, references to the show have popped up on “Jeopardy!” and “The Simpsons,” a DVD was spotted aboard Barack Obama’s campaign plane, and star John Hamm is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night. One expert compared “Mad Men” to literature. ”Everyone knows about Herman Melville’s ‘Moby-Dick,’ but a tiny percentage of the population has read it. But we all know about it and it’s highly influential in American literature,” Syracuse professor Robert Thompson tells the wire service. Meanwhile, USA Today reviews season two of “Mad Men,” which wraps up Sunday. The paper also tracks the progress of the show’s actresses and their characters.
— Jon Lafayette

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