May 25, 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.

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima Enjoying 'Wild Sex' in Cannes
  2. Mariah Carey Is Slammed by Co-Star for Alleged 'Bananas' Behaviour on 'The House' Filming Set
  3. Super Junior's Kyuhyun Begins Mandatory Military Service
  4. Report: Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Expecting Second Child
  5. Get a Look at Various Aliens and Creatures in Stunning 'Valerian' Final Trailer
  6. Katy Perry Unfollows Migos on Instagram After Backlash Over Homophobia
  7. VIXX's Ken Gets Blasted for Writing Curse Words in Official Video
  8. 'Supernatural': Mark Sheppard Won't Return as Series Regular in Season 13