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"Mad Men" finale ratings hit series high

The "Mad Men" finale hit an even bigger viewership high note in the days since its Sunday premiere.

After factoring in three days of time-shifted viewership (like DVR), the sendoff episode attracted a total of 4.6 million viewers, marking a record high for the AMC series. The finale also delivered a record high among adults 25-54 (2.5 million).

"While it's true that AMC's 'Mad Men'ended with its highest-ever live+3 ratings, we believe the most meaningful metric for this iconic series will turn out to be live+forever," AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement. "We hope Matthew Weiner and the many extraordinarily talented people who helped elevate his vision over the last decade are smiling and finding peace like Don Draper at Esalen. This incredible team has produced 92 individual works of art, and we feel so fortunate to forever be known as the birthplace and home of 'Mad Men.' To quote Roger Sterling from the show's very first episode, 'I don't think I have to tell you what you just witnessed here.'"

In the days since "Person to Person" aired on May 17, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm have shared their thoughts on the show and how it ended. Head here to see what Hamm said (including which character he'd want to see a spinoff about), and here for Weiner's debrief on the finale.