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TOMAmeter July 2016: Seasonal Events Start to Take the Spotlight

With the Olympics just a month away, it’s no surprise to see that the 2016 Rio Olympics is the latest new entry into the TOMAmeter at #6, as pre-Olympics previews and Olympics trials wrap up and athletes begin to travel to Brazil. Coverage of the Olympics will be at its peak during the month of…

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TOMAmeter June 2016 – Game of Thrones Continues to Rule the Roost!

With season 6 of Game of Thrones ending in June 2016, the show continued to be at the top of the Top 20’s list, with Orange is the New Black coming in second following its June 17th premiere on Netflix – a big rise from the #9 rank it had last month. Though Game of…

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TOMAmeter May 2016 – Game of Thrones Mania Hits Its Peak

The end of the 2015-2016 broadcast season and the start of the summer TV season brings the annual tradition that is Game of Thrones-mania to the forefront of  the TV world. Game of Thrones took the #1 spot across almost all demographics, with The Walking Dead following close behind. Other big movers for the month…

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TOMAmeter April 2016 – Game of Thrones is Coming

The month of April brings with it the rise of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which fell just a few mentions short of AMC’s The Walking Dead despite only premiering toward the back half of the month. In fact, among several key demographic groups, including P18-49, Game of Thrones surpassed AMC’s zombie show for the month.…

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TOMAmeter March 2016 – March is Netflix’s Month

Late February and March brought a whole lot of new programming, and as a result, several new programs from Netflix entered the TOMAmeter for the month of March. Among the big movers and shakers, we see that Fuller House, which debuted on February 26, as well as House of Cards, which debuted its fourth season…

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TOMAmeter February 2016 – Awards Season Dominates

  February brought along with it an eventful awards season, with the Oscars on ABC and the Grammys on CBS among the top television programs for the month, at #7 and #8 in the TOMAmeter respectively. Also near the top of the rankings was coverage of Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver…

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TOMAmeter January 2016 – The Truth is Out There

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January of 2016 brought along with it some of the most buzzed about new TV programming in recent memory, highlighted by the return of the cult classic Fox sci-fi series, The X-Files, which attained the #6 spot in the TOMAmeter rankings. Also making the rankings for January was Netflix’s true crime docuseries Making a Murderer (#13), which, while technically released in December, was ever-present in cultural discussion during January.

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TOMAmeter December 2015 – Superheroes Dominate the Rankings

Greetings TV aficionados and experts! This blog post represents the first TOMAmeter that we will be issuing on a monthly basis. In December of 2015, we saw that comic book super heroes grow in their domination of the TV landscape in terms of unaided mention, with a quarter of the top twenty programs being superhero…

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TOMAmeter November 30 – December 6: The Wiz Astounds

Entering the TOMAmeter this week is NBC’s The Wiz LIVE!, which comes in at #14. The musical special comes in below 2013’s The Sound of Music LIVE!, which debuted in the TOMAmeter at #5 before dropping to #14 in its second week; however, it surpasses 2014’s Peter Pan LIVE!, which attained a peak ranking of…

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TOMAmeter November 23 – November 29: Jessica Jones Enters

Entering the TOMAmeter for the first time this week is Netflix’s latest Marvel series, Jessica Jones. After Netflix’s Daredevil premiered on April 10, it entered the TOMAmeter at #6 the following week, so while Jessica Jones enters the TOMAmeter in a comparable timeframe, at #15 in the rankings it enters at a much lower spot…

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