TOMAmeter May 18 – 24: Orange is the New Black Is Back!

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is back in the Top 3 for the first time since August of last year. The online program, which is set to premiere its third season this June, moved up from #8 this week and now joins AMC’s The Walking Dead (#2) and HBO’s Game of Thrones (#1).

The best performance of the week however, belongs to AMC’s Mad Men. After seven seasons spanning eight years, the popular cable drama aired its final episode and mentions were strong enough to boost it from outside the Top 20 to #7 this week. At #7, Mad Men is seeing its highest ranking in over two years!

Two competition programs came to a close this past week as NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars each crowed their champions. The finales helped The Voice (#6) and Dancing with the Stars (#8) move up in the rankings by three and four places respectively.

CW’s The Flash was also aided by its finale last week. The superhero drama concluded its first season to much delight and mentions were strong enough to move it up four places to #9.

It’s not all finale time on television though. FOX’s science fiction thriller Wayward Pines has hit the airwaves for its first season while CBSSurvivor returned for its 31st season. Both programs cracked the Top 20 this week, landing at #10 and #17 respectively.

For the second straight week, ABC was the most represented network in our Top 20. With five programs making the cut, ABC outdueled CBS, which finished with four programs this week.

New programs in our Top 20: AMC’s Mad Men (#7), FOX’s Wayward Pines (#10) and CBS’ Survivor (#17).

No longer in our Top 20 this week: FOX’s American Idol (previously #6), NBC’s Law and Order (previously #18) and CBS’ Criminal Minds (#19).

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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 May 18 – 24.

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