TOMAmeter May 25 – 31: The Top 20 Gains Some New Faces!

While the usual suspects remained in the Top 5, the rest of the TOMAmeter rankings saw quite the shake-up! Seven programs emerged from beyond the Top 20 to make the cut this week, with one program making its TOMAmeter debut.

NBC’s new summer program Aquarius premiered last week and mentions of the show were strong enough to boost it up to #17 this week. Also helping NBC to a big week was America’s Got Talent which is currently the 10th most mentioned program, while Law and Order snuck in at #18.  

With the season premiere of CBSUnder the Dome set to kick off at the end of this month, the drama jumps back into the Top 20 landing at #15. Under the Dome peaked as the #1 most mentioned program for a six week stretch during its first season but was only able to get up to #4 during the most recent season.

ABC’s The Bachelorette returns to the Top 20 at #16 while Dancing with the Stars has bowed out of the Top 20 for the first time since the start of April. Also exiting the Top 20 was AMC’s Mad Men, which will likely be the final time the program achieves the honor. Netflix’s Daredevil took the TOMAmeter by storm since its debut back in April, however the popular hit also dropped out of the Top 20 this week.

For the first time, we have a three-way tie for the most represented network as NBC joins ABC and CBS with four programs in the Top 20. CW was not far behind with three programs this week.

New programs in our Top 20: CBS’ Criminal Minds (#9) and Under the Dome (#15), NBC’s America’s Got Talent (#10), Aquarius (#17) and Law and Order (#18), CW’s Supernatural (#12) and ABC’s The Bachelorette (#16).

No longer in our Top 20 this week: AMC’s Mad Men (previously #7), ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (previously #8) and Once Upon a Time (previously #18), CBS’ CSI (previously #13) and Survivor (previously #17), NBC’s The Blacklist (previously #16) and Netflix’s Daredevil (previously #20).

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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 25 – 31.

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