TOMAmeter April 14– 20: ABC Shines in the Top 20

ABC was well represented in the Top 20 this week with a number of programs scattered across our TOMAmeter. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. jumped into the Top 20 at #19 joining Scandal (#5), Resurrection (#6), Dancing with the Stars (#10), Grey’s Anatomy (#14) and Once Upon a Time (#15) giving the alphabet network a grand total of six programs in our ranking this week.

ABC may be the best network this week but NBC’s The Blacklist saw the best movement among the programs. The hit series is scheduled to return for its final episodes of season one this week and mentions of the program helped moved it from #19 to #8.  

Two popular and talked about series on opposite ends of the television spectrum premiered last week. AMC’s Mad Men returned for its final season and also returned to the Top 20 at #12 while FX’s new series Fargo debuted last week but just missed the cut, finishing one spot behind NBC’s Law and Order which fell 11 places to #20.

As previously mentioned, ABC garnered the highest amount of programs this week with six, but CBS was right on its heels with five programs of their own. AMC becomes our first cable network to break in with the broadcast networks as their three programs tied with NBC for third.

New programs in our Top 20: AMC’s Mad Men (#12) and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (#19)

Falling out of our Top 20 this week were: A&E’s Duck Dynasty (previously #15) and NBC’s Believe (previously #17).

Word Cloud April 22

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 April 14-20.

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