TOMAmeter January 12-18: Empire Makes a Case for the Crown!

Building on its impressive debut last week, FOX’s Empire continued its climb toward #1 only to fall one spot short. The three spot jump to #2 puts the broadcast program just a few mentions behind AMC’s The Walking Dead. If Empire manages to surpass the longtime frontrunner, it would be the second FOX program to claim the #1 spot. The first was Gotham, which did so back when it premiered in September.

Speaking of Gotham, mentions of the crime fighting drama help keep it steady at #6 this week, while other super hero programs such as CW’s The Flash (up three spots to #9), ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter (up two spots to #11) and CW’s Arrow (returning to the Top 20 at #16) all had strong weeks.

The biggest jump in the standings however, belongs to NBC’s The Blacklist, which moved up eight places to #12 while mentions of this year’s Golden Globes helped the NBC awards show debut at #16 this week.

With the loss of CSI in the Top 20, ABC takes hold as the most represented network in our standings this week. The alphabet network had five programs make the cut while FOX and CBS each had three. Other broadcast competitors CW and NBC remain right on their tail with two programs apiece.

New programs in our Top 20: CW’s Arrow (#15), NBC’s Golden Globes (#16) and ABC’s Castle (#18).

No longer in our Top 20 this week: CBS’ CSI (previously #16), ABC’s Modern Family (previously #17) and FX’s Sons of Anarchy (previously #19).

Word Cloud Jan 20

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 12- 18.

Chart Jan 20