The Gronk… I mean Grinch who stole Thanksgiving!

Yes siree Bob, the last bastion of peace-relaxation-food-and-feast has been obliterated by the people who created it.  Yup… you and me… Johnny and Suzy Q. Public… along with some of the greediest and grinchiest retailers on the planet, who took a page from Whoville’s greatest annals and hijacked Thanksgiving for the foreseeable future. Question… Sit…

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TOMAmeter December 9 – 15, 2013: Bonnie and Clyde Continue To Climb

After a strong debut at #8 last week, Bonnie and Clyde (simulcast on A&E, History and Lifetime) moved up 6 places to claim the #2 spot behind AMC’s The Walking Dead. Another program that performed well in the rankings this week was FX’s Sons of Anarchy. Building off of the recent season finale, Sons of…

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TOMAmeter December 2 – 8, 2013: Two New TV Events Debut in the Top 10

NBC’s special The Sound of Music debuted strong in the TOMAmeter this week coming in at #5 while Bonnie and Clyde (simulcast on A&E, History and Lifetime) also debuted in the Top 10 at #8. NBC’s The Voice snuck into the Top 5, moving up 2 spots from #6 last week. ABC’s Scandal and Once…

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TOMAmeter Nov. 25 – Dec. 1: The TOMAmeter Takes a Turn for the Dramatic

Shocking twists and season finales have shaken up this week’s TOMAmeter. FOX’s Almost Human, a recent newcomer to the TOMAmeter and the Top 5, could not hold its ground as AMC’s Breaking Bad once again regained its place, coming in at #4. Despite being removed from the Top 5, Almost Human is still preforming well,…

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Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop: What’s the Occasion?

I would never eat an energy bar for dinner. Ever. For breakfast maybe. Definitely as a midday snack. I would never wear a suit to the movies. To work, sometimes. Definitely to a client meeting. I would never curl up on the couch and read a book on my smartphone. On my laptop, maybe. On…

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TOMAmeter November 18-24: Almost Human Debuts in the Top 5

This week on the TOMAmeter, FOX’s Almost Human debuts at #4 after weeks of falling short of the Top 20. Also entering the Top 20 this week is Showtime’s Dexter at #16 and ABC’s Castle at #18. AMC’s The Walking Dead continues its run at #1 with no real threat in sight. However, HBO’s massive…

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To Wii or Not to Wii, That is the Question, this Holiday Season!

Hamlet’s love for Ophelia is unquestioned, just as Americans love for electronics is equally unquestioned. In this month’s edition of Ipsos’ November Thought Starter, “America Goes Shopping in an Electronics Wonderland”, holiday purchases seem to include a hefty-haul of electronic devices. An astounding 64% of Americans plan to allocate a portion of their holiday spend…

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Puget Sound residents avoid shopping (and football) over Thanksgiving holiday

A recent survey we conducted found that almost half (48%) of respondents from the Puget Sound area plan to limit their shopping and decorating time by being a dinner guest at someone else’s home on Thanksgiving. And regardless of whether they are going elsewhere or staying at home for the holidays, residents don’t plan to…

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TOMAmeter November 11-17: The Top 3 Hold on for the 4th Straight Week

After dropping out of the Top 5 last week, AMC’s Breaking Bad has moved back up 2 spots to #5, replacing NBC’s The Blacklist which has fallen 3 spots to #8. Coming in at #4 for the second straight week, FOX’s Sleepy Hollow has now remained in the Top 5 most mentioned programs for 9…

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TOMAmeter Quarter 3 Summary: Breaking Bad Owns the Third Quarter

If you have been following the TOMAmeter over the past few months it should come as no surprise that AMC’s Breaking Bad is the most mentioned program in the third quarter. With the final episodes airing during this time, fans of the program helped it move up 19 places from the quarter two rankings. Just…

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