Will the 'Mad Men' Season Premiere Ratings Be Insane?- Poll

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April 7th, 2013


The sixth season of Mad Men premieres tonight. It's the Emmy darling that put AMC on the map, though its ratings have now been dwarfed by The Walking Dead's.  Its fifth season premiere scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and the fifth season finale earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Tonight, Mad Men has the advantage of facing repeats on the broadcast networks, but the disadvantage of facing off against week two of Game of Thrones. Prestige cable shows with long hiatuses tend to pick up viewers upon their return thanks to people discovering the show via streaming. So  how do you think it will fare tonight? Make your predictions below.

  • Joseph

    It may attract more viewers (and total viewers) between 18 and 49 than any other show in it’s timeslot, and at worst, will finish second in it’s time period behind the ACM Country Music Awards.

  • Jeff

    It might do better this year because the only thing new on opposite of it is the ACM awards on CBS.

  • richard

    im not much of a mad men guy. though i predict a 1.3

    anyway, i dont watch this show. i do watch walking dead and breaking bad. though breaking bad passed its prime years ago, and season 3 of walking dead was just awful. daryl and merle are the only reason to watch. but i dont suspect i’ll be watching season 4 tbh. and breaking bad, i’ll finish it since its so close to ending, but i dont expect it to be anything special. that show should have ended after season 2.

  • AppleStinx

    I’m guessing 0.8-0.9; <0.6 would be insane even though I don't think the show commands the same attention as it did before.

  • scfyi

    Nobody but old people watch this show.

  • Blake Williams

    Hey, AMC…….Please pick up Vegas from CBS for one-two punch with Mad Men

  • Reven8ger

    What the hell is wrong with people saying that it will do below 0,6?

    Lol at haters.

  • The End


    The Christina Hendricks fanbase would strongly disagree with you. I thought they largely make up the shows audience?

  • martin

    a 1.0 – i don’t think that the viewers will grow

  • Lukes

    Below 0.6 it is pretty ridiculous. Even if as I said it will not be, as it never was, a rating juggernaut.

    Anyway, considering that the show is planned to last 7 seasons and considering how praised is by critics and decent viewers, I find very very unlikely that it won’t be renewed.

  • Paul P

    A 1.0 would be huge for Mad Men. It’s a great show but viewership doesn’t compare with the network hits!

  • mayorofsmpleton

    1[71] July 19 – October 18, 2007 0.90
    2[73] July 27 – October 26, 2008 2.00
    3[80] August 16 – November 8, 2009 2.80
    4[81] July 25 – October 17, 2010 2.92
    5[77] March 25 – June 10, 2012 3.54 1.25 18-49

    Still guessing it bests that 1.25 to something in the 1.3-1.5 range. I think it can go above that though.

  • AniMatsuri

    Mad Men is a darling of the critics but everyday people can’t really relate to it. The <0.6 vote is probably people who have no intention of ever watching this show.

  • Jay

    a lot of competition tonight

  • Rebecca

    1.0 maybe. I’ll stream the episode tomorrow – caught up with the show on Netflix. People want to see if Don cheats on Megan, sadly. I like the show for John Slattery’s character’s humor.

  • dan

    boring show
    last season i hope
    i dunno anyone who watches it

  • The End



  • forg

    Before Season 5 it never hit a 1.0 right? And that was when they were dominating the Emmy awards, last year they took home zero awards so I dunno about this year. Lots of cable shows are stepping it up.

    But of course it will not be cancelled until Matt Weiner says so. He has that clout with AMC. AMC can cut budgets with Walking Dead and Breaking Bad but never this show since it’s the one that placed them on the map

  • LisaM

    Watching now and it’s kinda boring. No replacement for The Walking Dead.

  • Rare

    How is below a 0.6 winning?

    Probably 1.2/1.3 for the premiere.

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