TOMAmeter April 21– 27: Saying Goodbye to Some Familiar Faces

This week marks the first time in just under a year that our Top 20 was not occupied by AMC’s Breaking Bad. The drama stayed in the Top 20 for 47 consecutive weeks, 29 of which came once the program aired its final episode – another impressive feat for one of this generation’s most popular programs!

Another program that suffered the same fate as Breaking Bad was CBSHow I Met Your Mother. One of the biggest programs on broadcast over the past decade could not keep the momentum going after its finale. The popular sitcom stuck around only three weeks before plunging out of the Top 20.

Enough with the programs that dropped out of the Top 20 this week, how about those who made it in? ABC’s Once Upon a Time moved up eight spots to #7 this week as the fantasy drama continues with its twists and turns leading up to the finale which will be airing in two weeks’ time.

Also building toward its finale is CW’s Supernatural and mentions were strong enough to propel the program into the Top 20 landing at #13. With just under 200 episodes and nine seasons in the books, look for the program to finish on a high note in the coming weeks.

ABC was the king of the TOMAmeter again this week as the network’s five programs edged out CBS, which had four programs in the Top 20. FOX and NBC had three apiece.

New programs in our Top 20: CW’s Supernatural (#13), FOX’s Bones (#15) and A&E’s Bates Motel (#16).

Falling out of our Top 20 this week: AMC’s Breaking Bad (previously #11), CBS’ How I Met Your Mother (previously #16) and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (previously #19).

Word Cloud April 28

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 21-27.

Chart April 28