‘Prisoner’ Debuts to ‘Mad Men’-Level Ratings

AMC mini-series watched by 2.2 million viewers, only slightly less than network’s signature show.

Last Updated: November 16, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

AMC’s three-part miniseries remake of classic U.K. series "The Prisoner" got off to a solid if unspectacular start Sunday, drawing 2.2 million viewers.

The total is only slightly off the season-average pace of AMC’s signature series, "Mad Men," which averaged 2.3 million viewers for its just-completed third season.

Starring James Caviezel and Ian McKellen, "The Prisoner" represents the first series gestated under AMC’s new creative team, which is headed by Joel Stillerman.