We guess absence really does make the heart grow fonder, because Mad Men Season 5 premiered to the show's highest numbers ever.

According to TVLine the show pulled in an average of 3.5 million viewers (21 percent above the Season 4 premiere), including 1.6 million in the key adults 18-49 demo during its first airing. That's an all-time high for the show.

The 11 p.m. repeat brought the number up to 4.4 million total viewers for the premiere. Maybe Mad Men should take a year and a half between every season...

(We're kidding. Please don't do that, AMC.)

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Source: TVLine

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