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'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere Is Lowest in Viewers Since 2008

'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere Is Lowest in Viewers Since 2008

While it seemed like there could not have been more anticipation than ever for Mad Men, the season seven premiere last night had its lowest premiere viewership since 2008.

The episode drew in 2.3 million viewers, which was just ahead of season two’s debut with 2.06 million people watching, according to Deadline.

To put this in perspective, last year’s season six debuted with a two hour episode that brought in 3.5 million viewers and season five’s premiere was the most watched episode of the series with 3.6 million viewers.

This will be the final season of Mad Men, but it has been split into two parts so we won’t see the ending until 2015.

WHAT DID YOU THINK of the season seven premiere of Mad Men?

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9 Comments

# 1

I love Mad Men, but the coming in and out of actors and unfinished storylines that disappear is showing its effect. Also people want Don and Betty together,

# 2

This show is still on the air?! My goodness, talk about beating a dead horse! Perhaps it’s not a wise idea to prolong the conclusion seeing as how many people have already begun tuning out. The shows creator should have ended the series while Mad Men began losing its steam (after season 5, IMO).

# 3

@ladyb: speak for yourself, I hated Betty. I wish they would have kept Don single and ready to mingle before giving him another wife. His marriage to Megan was really out of left field. The show has just gotten boring. I used to love it, but they did start to introduce too many characters and everything just seemed to drag. I wish they would have kept the show in the early 60s because the late 60s have been done to death. They should’ve just had one complete final season. Part of the show’s problem is that the seasons are spaced out too long, that you forget about what happened the previous season.

# 4

well maybe when this seasons second episode airs in 2017 it will be higher

# 5

I thought last night’s season premiere was good – but the orgy scene with Roger was ridiculous and implausible. The scene with Neve Campbell on the plane was the best scene last night. I think Matthew Weiner splitting up the last season is a huge mistake … this is only done to bring in more advertising revenue and it’s not fair to Mad Men’s loyal viewers to drag this out well into 2015. I will miss the show, though, when it ends. One of the best shows ever made in my opinion.

# 6

At the end of last season, I was really looking forward to the conclusion of the series. You know, it felt like time. If this year was the actual last season, I would have tuned in. To have it split into two parts (really, that’s just adding another season) unnecessarily draws it all out. Bad decision. I won’t watch until the whole final season is on Netflix in a few years. Maybe. I might just be done with it.

# 7

It was a stupid idea to split the seasons. And the show has too many characters now. Too much focus on Megan and her acting career, I want to see Betty and the kids instead.

# 8
Mrs. Emma Peel @ 04/16/2014 at 7:21 pm

Sheesh, have no idea what they are doing..way too hard to follow. The orgy scene was stupid. Puh leese. Megan and her teeth. Booorrrroiinnngggg

# 9

Best show ever on tv!!! Now then and forever. Madmen , for us real, loyal and true fans can do no wrong. It’s too bad the public has to have shows that tell you everything, and leave nothing to your own thoughts. It’s the most amazing , well written, brilliantly acted show in tv history. It’s not for people who like everything tidy and sewed up like some stupid melodrama or dumb sitcom….it’s brilliance is in its use of not the obvious.

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