Mad Men Season Premiere Draws Record Ratings

AMC’s Mad Men drew its largest audience ever — 2.8 million viewers — in its third season premiere Sunday night.

Sexy breakout star Jon Hamm, 37, plays Don Draper, the creative director and a partner at a 1960s New York ad agency.

The period drama has been a darling of critics with 16 Emmy nominations.

The 2009 Emmys are on Sunday, September 20 at 8/7c on CBS; Mad Men airs on AMC Sundays at 10/9c.

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