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“Mad Men” Season Finale Reaches 2.7 Million Viewers

AMC’s “Mad Men” wrapped up its sixth-season Sunday night drawing in the biggest audience for a finale in the show’s run.

The drama averaged 2.7 million viewers for the episode and was up 700,000 from the previous week.

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Viewing averages are generally lower in the summer which is why the number reached is significant, making it “Mad Men’s” all time season finale high.

While these figures are impressive for the series, they are still a long way off from AMC’s popular show “The Walking Dead” which drew in 12.4 million viewers for its season finale.

However, the show does rank in comparison to other popular dramas on cable. AMC’s “Breaking Bad” reached 2.8 million for its finale last fall, just above “Mad Men.” Also, A&E’s “Bates Motel” reached 2.7 million for its first season finale and “Justified” on FX was at 2.3 million for its recent ending, making “Mad Men” easily comparable to its drama counterparts.

The series’ sixth season is a time of challenge for lead character, Don Draper, who is played by Jon Hamm. From economic trials to continuing marital issues, the season is all about hardships and conflict.

Matthew Weiner, creator of the series, recently said the following season will be the show’s last, as Don continues to counter his difficulties.

“Mad Men” has had a strong presence in award shows and the high finale number hints at a continuation in the show’s success.

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