TOMAmeter February 16 – 22: And The Winner Is ….

AMC’s The Walking Dead has been the favorite heading into this week, but ABC’s telecast of The Oscars/Academy Awards made quite the splash in our rankings this week. The Oscars/Academy Awards went from outside the Top 20 last week to #4 this week, which matched its performance from last year.

FOX’s Empire slides up into the Top 3 after a four place increase in the standings. CBSBig Bang Theory returns to familiar territory at #2 after spending the last five weeks shuffling around the Top 5.

After twelve years and 262 episodes, CBS’ Two and a Half Men said goodbye in the most winning fashion this past week. At #18, Two and a Half Men makes its first (and likely last) appearance since August 2013.

As expected, mentions of The Grammy Awards slipped over the course of this past week. Last week’s second most mentioned program has fallen fifteen spots to #17 and is likely to be replaced by a fresh face next week. The return of FOX’s The Voice could be that very program after just missing out on the Top 20 this week.

Speaking of just missing the cut, NBC’s celebration of Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary was just a few mentions short of nudging its way into the Top 20.

Despite the big performance from The Oscars/Academy Awards, ABC was not able to get past CBS who had the advantage of having six programs in the Top 20 this week. ABC was not far behind with five of the most mentioned programs while CW pushed ABC with three programs this week.

New programs in our Top 20: ABC’s The Oscars/Academy Awards (#4), CBS’ Two and a Half Men (#18) and CW’s Supernatural (#20).

No longer in our Top 20 this week: NFL/Super Bowl (previously #13), FOX’s American Idol (previously #15) and ABC’s Modern Family (previously #20).

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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 February 16-22.

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