July 29, 2008 / 12:59 AM / in 9 years

Ratings soar for "Mad Men" season opener

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - On the heels of its 16 Emmy nominations, including best drama series, AMC’s “Mad Men” opened its second season with 2 million viewers Sunday.

<p>John Slattery and Jon Hamm in a promotional image for AMC's first original weekly drama series "Mad Men". REUTERS/AMC/Handout</p>

That is more than double the 915,000 viewers the period drama averaged during its first season. Set in the 1960s, “Mad Men” chronicles the lives of several chain-smoking and drinking ad men.

The Emmy nominations for the series also include a nods for lead Jon Hamm and co-star John Slattery.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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