This sort of thing excites me, because MM is really just a cult show right now. Lots of good buzz, lots of prestige, but not lots of viewers. AMC doesn’t really have many more viewers for MM than they do for their movie reruns, and obviously reruns are cheaper. So anything that might generate more viewers is A Good Thing.™
Broadcast networks, watch your backs: This could be the year freshman cable skeins dominate the Golden Globes’ TV categories.
While the traditional webs managed to drum up only lackluster buzz and Nielsen ratings during this strike-struck fall campaign, cable — and in particular, basic cable — had a summer to remember.
Now, those shows (and the thesps on them) are in the running for the Globes’ top drama and comedy nomination spots.
This year, the focus is on shows such as AMC’s critically adored “Mad Men” and star Jon Hamm.