'Mad Men' Ratings Up

2.9 million tune in for season four opener
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The premiere of the
fourth season of AMC's Mad Men drew 2.9 million viewers and 2.3 million households, both records for the acclaimed

The household rating
number was up 10% versus the season three premiere a year ago. In total
viewers, Mad Men was up 5% from the
premiere a year ago.

The 2.3 million
households represent a 61% increase from the average of season three for the
series, which despite winning the Emmy for best drama two years running, has
been seen as a niche show compared to other original programming on cable.