February 19, 2017  
Home > News > TV

'Mad Men' Posts Lowest Ratings for Season Premiere Since 2008

April 15, 2014 (1:56 am) GMT
The seventh and final season of the period drama series only pulled in 2.3 million viewers amid strong competition with the MTV Movie Awards.
'Mad Men' Posts Lowest Ratings for Season Premiere Since 2008

"" unexpectedly returned to lower ratings. The seventh and final season of the AMC series took a dip in its premiere, drawing only 2.3 million viewers or dropping 1.1 million from last season's premiere.

The audience number is the lowest for the show's season opener since the second season premiere on July 27, 2008, which lured in 2.06 million viewers. In adults 25-54 demo, the season 7 debut pulled in 1.1 million viewers.

"Sharing a Sunday night premiere episode of 'Mad Men' on AMC is a uniquely satisfying experience as a fan, and something we never take for granted as a network. Congratulations and thank you to Matthew Weiner and his remarkable team, both on-air and off, for, once again, treating us all to the rarest of entertainment air," said Charlie Collier, AMC president. "We happily welcome back 'Mad Men'."

It should be noted though that on Sunday, April 13, the MTV Movie Awards ran across multiple Viacom nets. Meanwhile, "" which aired an hour earlier than "Mad Men" was still steady, pulling in 6.3 million viewers (down 5% from last week's season premiere), which marks the second most watched episode ever for the HBO series.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Lisa Marie Presley's Kids in State Custody After Indecent Child Pics Found on Ex's Computer
  2. Samuel L. Jackson Hints at Nick Fury's Appearance in 'Captain Marvel'
  3. Aaron Carter Responds to Racism Accusation After Onstage Brawl
  4. Angelina Jolie Takes Her 6 Kids to Cambodia Amid Brad Pitt Divorce and Custody Drama
  5. Zoe Saldana Gives Birth to Baby No. 3 With Marco Perego
  6. Royal Showdown! Kate Middleton Reportedly Feuding With Meghan Markle
  7. Camila Cabello Is 'Dying' to Enlist Taylor Swift for Debut Solo Album
  8. Donald Glover to Play Simba in 'The Lion King' Remake