Mad Men Episodes Ranked

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Season Rating: Season 1: 8,2/10 Season 2: 8,8/10 Season 3: 8,7/10 Season 4: 8,9/10 Season 5: 8,3/10 Season 6: 7,5/10 Season 7A: 8,4/10 Season 7B: 8,6/10

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1. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Suitcase (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don deliberately delays returning an important call from California, because he knows it's bad news about Anna. Instead, he keeps himself occupied by forcing Peggy to miss her birthday dinner to pull an all-nighter with him for a client.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 3,726

9,7/10

2. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Waterloo (2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

Don and Peggy prepare to pitch to Burger Chef, one day after the Apollo Moon Landing. Meanwhile, a power struggle in the firm between Sterling and Cutler leaves Don's future hanging in the balance.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,251

9,4/10

3. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Person to Person (2015)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

Don's journey ends in California with Anna's niece, Stephanie, where he contemplates his future. Roger decides to marry Megan's mother, Marie. Joan has a business proposition for Peggy, who is coming to terms with her feelings for Stan.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,917

9,3/10

4. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Commissions and Fees (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Lane's entire world comes crashing down after getting busted for forging Don's signature on a check, and Sally experiences an awkward rite of passage while spending the weekend with the Drapers.

Director: Chris Manley | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,946

9,3/10

5. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Milk and Honey Route (2015)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama

Don is stuck in Oklahoma after his car breaks down. Betty discovers that she is not in good health. Pete gets an unexpected job offer that could enable him to get his life with Trudy and his daughter back.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,707

9,2/10

6. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Shut the Door. Have a Seat (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

With another sale on the horizon, Sterling, Cooper, and Draper convince Lane Pryce to fire them and then join them as they start up a new advertising firm. At home, Betty follows through with her plans to divorce Don.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,946

9,2/10

7. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: In Care Of (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

With his personal and professional life crumbling around him, Don positions himself for a change of scenery. Meanwhile, Pete's life is falling apart as well, thanks to the meddling of Bob Benson.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,671

9,2/10

8. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Gypsy and the Hobo (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

An old flame and potential client reenters Roger Sterling's life, Joan's husband searches for a new job, and Don finally comes clean to Betty about his true identity.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,854

9,1/10

9. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Lost Horizon (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Don goes AWOL from McCann Erickson in the middle of a meeting. Joan quickly gets fed up with the sexism at the new firm. Roger and Peggy put off reporting to their new jobs as long as possible.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,550

9,1/10

10. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Nixon vs. Kennedy (2007)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

Election night arrives and the staff of Sterling Cooper has a party while watching the returns. The election is close and it's obviously going to be a long night. Now a senior partner in ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,123

9,0/10

11. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Tomorrowland (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don takes the kids to California and comes back with a surprise announcement. Meanwhile, Betty fires the kids' nanny before they move out of the old house over one questionable incident, and Peggy gets a shot at a new account.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,670

9,0/10

12. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Meditations in an Emergency (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Under the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Don returns to New York just as Betty finds out that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, everybody at Sterling Cooper contemplates their futures as news of the merger slowly leaks out.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,735

9,0/10

13. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The bosses come in from London to reorganize Sterling Cooper, but a key player's career is sidetracked by a freak accident. Meanwhile, as Joan prepares to leave her job, her husband gives her some bad news.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,915

9,0/10

14. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Time & Life (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

The partners discover that the firm is losing its independence and there's nothing they can do about it. Peggy is not sure if she wants to come along. Meanwhile, Pete and Trudy have trouble getting their daughter into private school.

Director: Jared Harris | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,453

9,0/10

15. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Strategy (2014)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Peggy has second thoughts about her Burger Chef campaign when Don is asked to pitch her commercial, Pete visits his wife and daughter on his trip back to New York, and Bob Benson gets some surprising news from G.M. about the account.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,537

9,0/10

16. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Far Away Places (2012)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

A peaceful hotel getaway ends in disaster for Don and Megan, an LSD trip could have a disastrous effect on Roger's marriage, and Peggy loses her cool after an unsuccessful pitch meeting.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,983

9,0/10

17. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Wheel (2007)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama

Don and Betty Draper have an argument when it becomes apparent that he doesn't want to spend Thanksgiving with her family and she plans on going only with the children. He also learns some ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,300

8,9/10

18. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Signal 30 (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

While Lane needs some help closing with a potential new client, Peter begins to crack under the pressure of both his home life and work life.

Director: John Slattery | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,786

8,9/10

19. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Beautiful Girls (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Sally makes an unwelcome surprise visit to the office to see Don, Peggy tries to stop an acquaintance from publishing an article that could get her in hot water, and Roger Sterling tries to reconnect with Joan.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,518

8,9/10

20. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Favors (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Don is preoccupied with keeping Sylvia's son from being drafted, Peggy has a rat in her apartment, Don and Ted bury the hatchet, Pete has a problem with his mother's new nurse, and Sally makes an accidental discovery about her father.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,379

8,8/10

21. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Mountain King (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don drops off the Sterling Cooper radar and visits the wife of the man whose identity he stole. Back at the office, Bert and Roger consider the merger offer, Peggy makes a play for a real office, and Peter loses his father-in-law's account.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,583

8,8/10

22. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Blowing Smoke (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don makes a bold, desperate move to save Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but the other partners are furious with his actions. Meanwhile, Sally's psychiatrist suggests that she is improving, but Betty is skeptical.

Director: John Slattery | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,421

8,8/10

23. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Grown-Ups (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

On the weekend of the John F. Kennedy assassination, Pete finds out that he lost the promotion to Cosgrove, Roger Sterling's daughter's wedding goes off as planned, and Betty musters up the courage to respond to Don's confessions.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,624

8,8/10

24. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Phantom (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

As the partners consider expanding the office space, Don begins seeing ghosts and gets a request to advance Megan's acting career. Meanwhile, Peter's affair comes to a disappointing end, and Megan's mom briefly reunites with Roger.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,522

8,8/10

25. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Good News (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don flies to Los Angeles to visit Anna before his New Year's vacation to Acapulco, but her bad news influences him to cancel his vacation and return to New York, where he discovers that Lane has problems of his own.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,491

8,8/10

26. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Summer Man (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

While Don's thoughts turn inward while he deals with Anna's death, Peggy is placed in a difficult situation when an obnoxious new hire in the creative department is disrespectful to Joan.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,506

8,8/10

27. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Gold Violin (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

To show that he has "arrived," Don buys a new car. Pete, Harry and Ken come up with a plan to attract new business, and Don's secretary makes a serious error, which could mean trouble for ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bernstein | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,570

8,7/10

28. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2007)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

New York City, 1960s. In the ego-driven Golden Age of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is what it seems.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 3,269

8,7/10

29. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Mystery Date (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don runs into someone from his past. Joan makes a decision, and Roger gives Peggy extra work.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,507

8,7/10

30. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Severance (2015)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don is oddly drawn to a diner waitress as he learns about the loss of an old acquaintance, Peggy and Joan are disrespected by a chauvinistic client, and Cosgrove is in for big changes after his biggest business connection retires.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,468

8,7/10

31. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don is forced to compete with a cocky upstart rival for a potential account with Honda motorcycles, but Roger's prejudice causes unexpected problems. Meanwhile Betty considers a psychiatrist for Sally because of her behavior.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,449

8,7/10

32. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: For Immediate Release (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

As the firm prepares to go public, Don and Pete's actions cause them to lose two huge clients. However, Roger uses a new connection to put them in position to gain their biggest client ever.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,565

8,7/10

33. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Quality of Mercy (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Don renews his battle with Ted after seeing his relationship with Peggy, Sally interviews at a boarding school, and Pete discovers Bob Benson's background.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,266

8,6/10

34. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Public Relations (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

The new firm is struggling for business, so Peter and Peggy resort to a cheap publicity stunt to lure a client. Meanwhile, Don's personal problems and an unflattering newspaper interview puts his and the firm's image in jeopardy.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,590

8,6/10

35. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Monolith (2014)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don returns to work, but quickly falls off the wagon after learning that he's been assigned to Peggy. Meanwhile, Roger and his ex-wife go to a commune to rescue their daughter, who has abandoned her child.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,300

8,6/10

36. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Other Woman (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Peter asks Joan to make an unspeakable sacrifice to help secure the Jaguar account, Peggy prepares to make a drastic move in response to Don's treatment, and Megan's acting career begins to create tension with her and Don.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,132

8,6/10

37. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Waldorf Stories (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don has a wild lost weekend after winning a CLIO award, while Peggy is forced to work all weekend in a hotel room with an "uninspired" co-worker. Meanwhile, Peter is livid after he learns that the other partners hired Ken Cosgrove.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,469

8,5/10

38. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Jet Set (2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Don blows off the convention in Los Angeles when he meets a beautiful, exotic woman. Back at Sterling Cooper, a member of the creative staff comes out of the closet, and Duck falls off the wagon and initiates his power play.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,678

8,5/10

39. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Out of Town (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Don accidentally learns a secret about Salvatore during a business trip to Baltimore. Back at the office, the firings continue, but the new management appoints Peter and Ken as new co-heads of accounts.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,534

8,5/10

40. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Field Trip (2014)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

After a fight with Megan during a surprise trip to California, Don decides it's time to get back to work. Meanwhile, Betty joins Bobby on a field trip to a farm.

Director: Chris Manley | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,408

8,5/10

41. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Hobo Code (2007)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Pete Campbell and Peggy Olsen start an office romance. Peggy's copy for the lipstick account goes over well and the men in the firm congratulate her. A new telephone receptionist, Lois ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,006

8,5/10

42. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Crash (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

The creative department has a wild, drug-influenced weekend as they work on the Chevy account, Don has trouble letting go of Sylvia, and Sally walks in on an unwelcome intruder.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,629

8,5/10

43. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Forecast (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Don decides to sell his apartment, Joan stumbles into a relationship while on a trip to Los Angeles, Glen tells Betty and Sally that he is going to Vietnam, and a copywriter gets in trouble for his rude behavior to a client.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,348

8,5/10

44. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Seven Twenty Three (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

As Don secures an account with Conrad Hilton, Sterling and Cooper try to strong-arm Don into signing a contract. Meanwhile, Betty meets with her acquaintance from the governor's office, and Duck tries to get Peggy to leave Sterling Cooper.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,452

8,5/10

45. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: At the Codfish Ball (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don gets a visit from the in-laws and his children just as he's about to receive a prestigious award and tries to save the Heinz account. Meanwhile, Peggy and her boyfriend take the next step in their relationship.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,490

8,5/10

46. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Hands and Knees (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don becomes frightened that his lie will be exposed when government agents question Betty about him, Lane has shocking news for his father when he comes to bring him home, and Joan is forced to have an abortion.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,389

8,5/10

47. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Christmas Waltz (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Lane searches for a way to get rid of a sizable debt, the firm prepares to pull out all the stops when it gets a second chance to land Jaguar as a client, and Don tries to comfort Joan when she reaches her breaking point.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,353

8,5/10

48. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: A Little Kiss, Part 1 (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party, the war between Pete Campbell and Roger Sterling intensifies, and new mother Joan begins to wonder if she still has a job when she's ready to come back.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,688

8,5/10

49. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Better Half (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama