Mad Men has been a great show. It really has. Offering us glimpses into a time and life we know so little about, it made many of us wish we were back in that time even though we know how messed up it all was. It has also made superstars out of most on it’s show ( I love you Alison Brie) and it showed us how much life has changed over the years. So you would imagine the Mad Men season opener for the final season would have brought in some staggering numbers, right? Well, you would be wrong, my friend.
The sad truth is, the Mad Men season opener brought in the lowest numbers for a season opener on this show since 2008. Though 2.3 million viewers might sound impressive, realize, when Luke and Laura got married on General Hospital in the 1980’s, 30 million people watched it. I know that is an insane example, but you gotta admit, it really drove home my point.
All kidding aside, that is down 30 percent since Mad Men’s sixth season opener, and that is a pretty shocking drop for a show that has such a loyal following in pop culture. Could it be that people were still reeling from the the “Purple Wedding” and just didn’t make it over to AMC? There is no way to know right now, but here’s hoping this show bucks this trend, or they might end up going out like Dexter. Any TV lover wouldn’t wish a fate like that on their worst enemy.
[Photo via Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC]