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Mad Men Racks Up Record Ratings With Season Premiere

After observing the way Mad Men fans flocked to the series’ premiere in record numbers after waiting 17 months, it’s clear  that absence must make the heart grow fonder.

According to AMC, season 5’s two-hour premiere drew record ratings, making it the most watched episode ever for the series. The network says from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Mad Men drew 3.5 million viewers, a 21% improvement from the season 4 premiere.

This news comes after AMC  recently enjoyed another record breaking premiere. Last month, the second season of  the zombie hit series The Walking Dead attracted 8.1 million viewers,  the most watched episode  for that show.

Mad Men  depicts the advertising world of 1960s New York City. The TV drama  stars Jon Hamm as ad exec Don Draper and airs  Sunday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

 

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