TOMAmeter February 10 – 16: The Olympics Leaves The Walking Dead in the Dust

America is fully entrenched in two man bobsled and skeleton as mentions of the Olympics have skyrocketed, making the event one of the highest mentioned TV program or events in TOMAmeter history! AMC’s The Walking Dead put up a valiant effort which would have topped the charts any week outside this one.

Slowly but surely, HBO’s Game of Thrones was going to climb its way into the Top 5 which is where it finds itself this week. As trailers begin to trickle in for the new season, set to return in April, Game of Thrones moved up from #6 to #4 in our rankings this week.

HBO also saw another one of their programs hit the Top 20 as True Detective slides up from unranked to #11.

Also unranked last week was Netflix’s House of Cards which leapt back into our binge watching hearts this past week. Mentions of the series were strong enough to propel the show to #18 in our rankings.

As the weeks go on, mentions of the NFL/The Super Bowl continue to decline as we see the program fall 9 places to #12 in the rankings this week.

New into our Top 20 this week were: HBO’s True Detective (#11), Netflix’s House of Cards (#18) and ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars (#20)

Falling out of our Top 20 this week were: CBS’ Elementary (#11 last week), The Grammy Awards (#19 last week) and Showtime’s Dexter (#20 last week)

Word Cloud February 16

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 10 – 16.

Chart February 16

How long can the Olympics hold on for gold and will we see Game of Thrones begin to push The Walking Dead as we get closer and closer to April? How long will House of Cards remain in the Top 20? All questions that can be answered so leave your comments below and check back in for the results next week.