After spending the past nine months shopping global and streaming rights to its Emmy-winning drama, producers Lionsgate Television has sold the Jon Hamm starrer to Amazon and the show’s original home, AMC, in a sprawling deal.
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The critically beloved AMC drama, never a juggernaut in the ratings, set personal bests in its key measure on Sunday night. The hour-and-change premiere telecast averaged 3.3 million viewers. Of that haul, 1.7 million were in the show’s targeted adults 25-54 demo, a best, and 1.4 million were adults 18-49. All three stats were highs for a finale.
This incomparable drama set in the 1960s New York advertising world concluded its seven-season run Sunday night on AMC with a resolution that rang true to its spirit and likely left its devotees satisfied, even as they bade it farewell with regret.
While Don Draper wouldn’t recognize much of today’s advertising business, which is increasingly driven by technology, big personalities at the very top continue to reign.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Draper is making his exit with “Mad Men” this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution. Jon Hamm, who plays Draper on the AMC drama about a New York ad agency, joined cast members and show creator Matthew Weiner at the National […]
AMC President Charlie Collier had one major job when it came to marketing the final season of Mad Men: “To put it in the hall of fame.” The second leg of the hit drama’s seventh and final season begins next month, and while the show has already been a ratings bonanza and critical darling, AMC is giving it an extra marketing push through the finish line. One task has been to excite Madison Avenue types. After all, the show is about the advertising industry.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Mad Men” fans can now take a selfie with Don Draper, thanks to a bench unveiled Monday featuring the fictional adman’s silhouette. Jon Hamm, the actor who plays Draper, posed for photos on the bench outside the Time & Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan. He […]
NEW YORK (AP) — For one week this month, New Yorkers can get a taste of Don Draper’s world. “Mad Men Dining Week” is set for March 23-29. Thirty-four top New York City restaurants are participating. They’ll offer 1960s-inspired lunches in celebration of the last season of the award-winning “Mad Men” television drama. AMC and […]
Back in 2010, Live Music Videos had the inspired idea of paring the instrumental A Beautiful Mine by RJD2 that plays during the opening credits of Mad Men, with the lyrics to Nat King Cole’s Nature Boy. To sing it is a pre-Girls, pre-Peter Pan Live Allison Williams. And it’s all her — no cuts, dubbing, lip-syncing or auto-tuning.
Others taking home trophies include Portlandia, The Simpsons, Mad Men, Modern Family, Hatfields and McCoys, Game Change, The Tony Awards, The Young & the Restless, Frontline and Nova.
NEW YORK (AP) — AMC says “Mad Men” will return for its new season on April 7. AMC announced Wednesday that the two-hour premiere kicks off the acclaimed drama series’ sixth season. The episode was written by “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner. “Mad Men” is set in the advertising world of circa-1960s New York City […]
In Sunday’s epicode of the AMC series, Don Draper said the Rolling Stones had done a cereal commercial in England. It’s true and here it is in all its Snap, Crackle and Popishness.
Sunday night at 9 p.m. the AMC drama Mad Men returns after a 17-month absence, and based on all the hype and publicity it’s receiving, you might guess the show is among the highest-rated on television. It’s not. Though Men has won four Emmy awards for best drama, its audience is modest even by cable standards. Robert J. Thompson, founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, talks about Men‘s wide appeal, whether its long layoff will hurt ratings, and why AMC’s The Walking Dead owes Men a debt of gratitude.
AMC’s critical fave received 19 Emmy nominations Thursday and has a chance to repeat for a fourth time as TV’s best drama. Stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss are up for lead acting honors. ABC’s Modern Family, last year’s top comedy series, was the most-nominated sitcom with 17 bids.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Draper is getting job security and a raise. Jon Hamm, who plays 1960s advertising executive Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men,” has signed a new contract with series studio Lionsgate Television Group. Hamm’s publicist, Slate PR, said Tuesday that the deal keeps him with the show for three more years. The […]
The video service paid nearly $1 million per episode for all seven seasons of the AMC drama, which will begin airing July 27.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner will remain with the Emmy-winning series for the show’s final three seasons. The show is set to return to AMC’s schedule in March of 2012, a necessity of the network’s packed slate.