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AMC Sells Out 'Mad Men' Finale

As AMC prepares to begin airing the last episodes of Mad Men this weekend, the network said it has sold the last commercials for the show's finale.

AMC held the ad inventory in the last episode of the award-winning show out of last year's upfront, hoping to maximize the revenue it could generate in scatter.

The network sold about half of the spots in the Mad Men finale by packaging them with spots in The Walking Dead, TV's highest-rated scripted series. Those packages sold for more than $1 million.


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