‘Mad Men’ Season 5 premiere delivers ratings record


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The viewers of “Mad Men” can operate a parking meter! Or at least their remote controls: the long-awaited fifth-season return of the AMC drama delivered 3.5 million viewers.

The two-hour premiere, which came after a 17-month hiatus, was the most-watched episode in the series’ history, with 1.6 million viewers among adults 18-49, a 30% increase from the Season 4 premiere.


Last season, the drama averaged 2.3 million total viewers.

We’re sure the boys and gals at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce are all singing “Zou Bisou Bisou” right now.


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