TOMAmeter August 31 – September 6: MTV VMAs Take the Spotlight

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Entering the rankings this week were the MTV Video Music Awards (#8), hosted by Miley Cyrus. The 2014 VMAs peaked at #16 in the rankings; the 2015 iteration managed to outperform the 2014 show in this regard.

AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead continue to hold the top two spots in the rankings for the second straight week. Aside from Empire re-entering the top 5 in place of Orange is the New Black (which is beginning to show seasonal declines), the leaders in awareness remain unchanged.

Falling out of the rankings this week were Once Upon a Time (previously #15), The Flash (previously #16), and Zoo (previously #18), replaced by the MTV Video Music Awards (#8), Modern Family (#14), and Supernatural (#15).

CBS continues its streak as the leading network in the rankings with six programs in the top twenty, followed by ABC with four. AMC follows with two programs.

Each week, Ipsos MediaCT TV Dailies seeks to find out what television shows have people talking. Collecting over 5,000 unaided responses among persons ages 13-64, TV Dailies produces a top of mind awareness meter (TOMAmeter) that details the 20 most spontaneously mentioned television shows.

Here are your TOMAmeter results for August 31 – September 6.

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