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Will the 'Mad Men' Emmy wins boost its viewership?

In a first for basic cable, "Mad Men" won the Emmy for outstanding drama series on Sunday night, along with awards for art direction, writing, cinematography, hairstyling and title design. (Find the full list of nominees and winners here.) The sting felt by HBO over having passed up "Mad Men" was likely blunted by the fact that its "John Adams" landed 13 awards, the most ever for a miniseries.

The ratings for "Mad Men" have rebounded recently after an early dip; still, that meant an audience of about 2 million. Will the publicity from the Emmys mean a jump in viewers?

-- Sarah Rogers

 
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Simply the best TV show I have ever seen - although TV has become a lowest-common-denominator industry for well over 10 years. Fantastic actors (I hope they don't end up on the cover of horrendous celebrity magazines - please nurture your careers and don't blow it for the short term fame game, especially Mr. Hamm who is truly excellent but probably the most at risk in this regard), great stories aimed at intelligent adults, set design - even the intro credits are awesome.

My wife and I have wildly differing opinions on music, film, television, and art in general. We are both in complete agreement about this show. While it feels like 'our little secret show', I hope the word gets around due to the wins last night - there is nothing else of this calibre on TV.


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