TOMAmeter January 27 – February 2: The Super Bowl Tops The Walking Dead

AMC’s The Walking Dead had a streak of 16 consecutive weeks at #1 but has finally been displaced by an event bigger than the zombie apocalypse. The NFL/Super Bowl moved up from #3 to #1 this week and defeated the reigning champion by a large margin.

Two other events also did well this week as the Grammy Awards and the Olympics each moved up 8 places to #4 and #11 respectively.

Fox’s The Following has returned for its second season and mentions of the program continue to increase. This week, The Following moved up 5 spots to #9.

FX’s American Horror Story was the only newcomer to the TOMAmeter this week. After missing out on the Top 20  a week ago, the program has reemerged at #15 between AMC’s Breaking Bad (#14) and FOX’s Sleepy Hollow (#16) who both fell 3 places from a week ago.

Word Cloud Feb 2

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 January 27 – February 2.

Chart Feb 2

Will Super Bowl XLVIII be memorable enough to keep The Walking Dead out of the top spot next week or will the return for the final episodes of this season help exact revenge and claim back what the program owned since the start of October? Leave your comments below and check back in next week for the results.