Mad Men Sets a New Season Finale Record

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in season 6 of 'Mad Men'
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in season 6 of 'Mad Men' - Photo Credit: Jamie Trueblood/AMC
AMC’s Mad Men finished up season six on June 23, 2013 by setting a new season finale record. According to AMC, the critically acclaimed dramatic series was seen by 2.7 million viewers, 1.3 million of which were in the 25-54 age group. And overall Mad Men averaged 2.1 million viewers counting those who viewed it during its first three days on air. That number bumps up to 2.4 million when you add in those who watched it within seven days of its initial airing.
Commenting on the show’s ratings, AMC President Charlie Collier stated: “There is nothing else on television like Mad Men, and for the series in its sixth season to deliver the highest-rated finale ever — and an episode that critics and fans have already declared an instant classic — is a testament to everyone who brings this world to life. Matthew Weiner and his cast and crew have created something that continues to occupy a unique and very special place, on television and across the broader cultural landscape, and we are so proud to be a part of it.”
Mad Men was created by Matthew Weiner and now stands as the only basic cable series to ever win four consecutive Emmys in the Outstanding Drama Series category.
The Very Basics:
Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.
The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values.

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