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TOMAmeter November 24 – 30: The Top 20 Goes Dancing!

Congratulations to Alfonso Ribeiro on winning the 19th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and also helping the program reenter the Top 20. After a quiet October and November, the dancing competition program jumped up to #9, which is the best performance for the show since the middle of September. A couple of other…

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TOMAmeter November 17 – 23: Big Week for ABC!

ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and Grey’s Anatomy made the most of their mid-season finales this past week. How to Get Away with Murder moved up four places to #7 while Grey’s Anatomy found its way back into the Top 20, settling at #12. Scandal remained steady at #5 and has been in…

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TOMAmeter November 10 – 16: Scandal in the Top 5!

While the Top 5 may be populated with most of the same faces in the same places from last week, this week ABC’s Scandal jumps up two places to claim the #5 spot. This marks the first time Scandal has made in into the Top 5 since the tail end of April. Another ABC program…

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TOMAmeter November 3 – 9: Anarchy in the Top 5!

After a seven week absence from the Top 5, FX’s Sons of Anarchy jumped up four places to #5 on this week’s TOMAmeter. A shocking departure for a series regular surely helped boost mentions, and expect the program to remain at the top of the rankings as we draw closer to the final episode in…

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TOMAmeter October 27 – November 2: Zombies and Clowns in the Top 5 for Halloween!

AMC’s The Walking Dead remains unchallenged at the top of our rankings, however FX’s American Horror Story is hot on its tail, sliding back up to #5 this week after moving down to #6 last week. CW’s The Flash is encroaching on the Top 5 after moving up two places to #6. The increase in…

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Infographic: Cord Cutters Prefer Streaming

TV viewers without a cable, satellite or fiber-optic TV subscription consume content via paid and free streaming services (e.g., Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu or Crackle). A smaller proportion of this group also downloads TV programs, but streaming appears to be the preferred method of viewership.

Infographic services used by cord cutters-nevers (2)

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TOMAmeter October 20 – 26: Sons of Anarchy Keeps Riding Toward the Top!

FX’s Sons of Anarchy is driving toward its series final and also into the top half of our rankings. With the largest increase in our standing this week, Sons of Anarchy moved up nine spots to #10 and is the only fresh face in the Top 10 that was not in there last week. The…

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Why I’m Keeping Cable

I’m a Millennial, and a Digital Native. I also tend to DVR the vast majority of the shows I watch or download them via iTunes – currently, the only show that I watch live is Boardwalk Empire, other than the odd English Premier League match. Despite that, and all of the industry hubbub about a la…

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What HBO’s New Standalone Service Means

There will be a lot written in the next couple of days regarding HBO’s announcement that they will be launching a standalone streaming service in 2015. Here are some brief thoughts on this: It won’t be HBO Go. There’s too much value included in that package, and I believe HBO will want to play nice with the…

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TOMAmeter October 13 – 19: Big Week for the Freak Show!

FX’s American Horror Story returned to the air last week and mentions of the program were strong enough to vault it up from #8 to #5 on this week’s TOMAmeter. The zany cast of characters does however, have a tough act to follow as AMC’s The Walking Dead kicked off its newest season with some…

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