via press release:
New York, NY – June 24, 2013 – The finale of the sixth season of “Mad Men” last night on AMC was the highest-rated finale in series history. The critically-acclaimed episode delivered a 2.1 HH rating and 2.7 million viewers (1.3 million adults 25-54).
In its sixth season, “Mad Men” continued to be cable’s most upscale drama. In addition to sizable live same day ratings it remains a show that adds a significant audience with an average of 2.1 million viewers within three days and an average of 2.4 million additional viewers within seven days of the live telecast through the first 10 episodes this season.
“There is nothing else on television like ‘Mad Men,’ and for the series in its sixth season to deliver the highest-rated finale ever – and an episode that critics and fans have already declared an instant classic – is a testament to everyone who brings this world to life,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president. “Matthew Weiner and his cast and crew have created something that continues to occupy a unique and very special place, on television and across the broader cultural landscape, and we are so proud to be a part of it.”
Key Nielsen Highlights for “Mad Men’s” season six finale:
- 10pm airing: 2.1 HH rating
- 10pm airing: 2.7 million viewers
- 10pm airing: 1.3 million Adults 25-54
Key Nielsen Highlights for “Mad Men’s” full season six:
- 1.9 HH rating
- 2.5 million viewers
- 1.3 million viewers Adults 25-54
Source: The Nielsen Company. LSD Data. MMS6 (4/7-6/23/13) vs MMS5 (3/25-6/10/12). HH Cov Rtg. Upscale composition of P25-54 HHI $100K+ of Mad Men Season 6 compared to all other basic cable original drama series with at least 10K impressions from 6/11/12 to date. Live 7 and Live 3 to Live comparisons reflect most current season.
Created by Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, “Mad Men” made history last September as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. Set in 1960s New York, “Mad Men” is a sexy and provocative drama that follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” Its newest series, “Low Winter Sun,” premieres this summer. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like “Comic Book Men,” “Small Town Security,” “Talking Dead,” and “Freakshow.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
About Lionsgate Television
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning “Mad Men,” “Weeds,” “Nurse Jackie” and “Boss,” as well as the syndication successes “Tyler Perry's House Of Payne,” its spin off “Meet The Browns,” “Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Are We There Yet?” and the upcoming “Anger Management.”