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The two-hour premiere of AMC's conspiracy thriller Rubicon delivered 2 million viewers Sunday, making it the highest-rated series debut in the network's history.

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AMC previewed the series for viewers by showing the first hour of Rubicon in both June and July, immediately following the Season 3 finale of Breaking Bad and Mad Men's fourth season premiere, respectively.

Following Rubicon, the second episode of Mad Men drew 2.5 million viewers, a tally on par with last week's premiere.