via press release:
“MAD MEN” MARKS “THE END OF AN ERA” WITH THE
SERIES’ HIGHEST-RATED EPISODE EVER
IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54
SERIES FINALE DELIVERS 4.6 MILLION VIEWERS AND
2.5 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 IN LIVE+3 RATINGS
NEW YORK, NY – May 22, 2015 – “Mad Men” ended its acclaimed seven-season run Sunday night with its highest-rated episode ever among total viewers and adults 25-54. The series finale of AMC’s Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama delivered 4.6 million viewers, 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 2 million adults 18-49 in live+3 ratings, which include three days of time-shifted viewing.
“While it’s true that AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ ended with its highest-ever live+3 ratings, we believe the most meaningful metric for this iconic series will turn out to be live+forever,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “We hope Matthew Weiner and the many extraordinarily talented people who helped elevate his vision over the last decade are smiling and finding peace like Don Draper at Esalen. This incredible team has produced 92 individual works of art, and we feel so fortunate to forever be known as the birthplace and home of ‘Mad Men.’ To quote Roger Sterling from the show’s very first episode, ‘I don’t think I have to tell you what you just witnessed here.’”
Sunday’s series finale also generated the most Twitter activity in the show’s history and led “Mad Men” to dominate as the #1 series across all broadcast and cable on Twitter that night with nearly 50 million impressions. “Mad Men” was also the most engaging cable drama based on the DAR-TV(TM) three-day window and the most engaging program on Facebook on Sunday night.
Key Nielsen Highlights for the Series Finale of “Mad Men” (L+3)
- 4.6 million viewers, up 41% from live/same day
- 2.5 million adults 25-54, up 46% from live/same day
- 2.0 million adults 18-49, up 48% from live/same day
Source: Nielsen Media Research, L+3. Nielsen Social Guide (ranked based on tweets, episode rank, all series), historical tweets go back to 2012 (5/17/15). ListenFirst Media (5/17-5/19/15). Excluding regional cable networks, sports networks and live events.
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 with “Mad Men,” and six of the last seven with current back-to-back honoree, “Breaking Bad.” The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” and the forthcoming “Humans,” “The Making of The Mob: New York,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands” and “The Night Manager.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.