the fault is with AMC for caving in to Mad Men's guys. Are we really blaming them for basically asking for, and getting a ludicrously high salary? It's up to AMC to say "No".
My guess is that it would have led Mad Men to ending up on another station. I'm not sure they had any good choices.
doesn't get high ratings. Its value is just in Emmys prestige. But the likely places where Mad Men
could end up - HBO and Showtime - are the least likely to need help in that department.
I think AMC could have driven a harder bargain.