TOMAmeter October 13 – 19: Big Week for the Freak Show!

FX’s American Horror Story returned to the air last week and mentions of the program were strong enough to vault it up from #8 to #5 on this week’s TOMAmeter. The zany cast of characters does however, have a tough act to follow as AMC’s The Walking Dead kicked off its newest season with some of the highest mentions of all time, cementing its place at the top for another week.

Two of broadcasts biggest returning series both had strong performances in this week’s rankings. ABC’s Scandal jumped up three places to #7, just behind ABC’s other successful Shonda Rhimes show, How to Get Away with Murder. FOX’s Sleepy Hollow also moved up three spots to become our 12th most mentioned program this week.

With news trickling out about the new season and HBO announcing their new standalone service, Game of Thrones has snuck back into the Top 20 at #11 after missing the cut last week.

ABC’s new comedy Black-ish saw its three week run in the Top 20 come to an end, while CW’s The Flash slips to #8 after a strong debut at #5 last week. CBSScorpion has also been falling in the rankings. After coming in at #8 just a week ago, the new drama has dropped to #13 this week.

CBS was once again the most represented network in our Top 20 this week with four programs. However, CW makes a surprising push with three programs – tying with ABC and FOX for second.

New programs in our Top 20: HBO’s Game of Thrones (#11), CW’s Supernatural (#16) and FOX’s Bones (#20).

No longer in our Top 20 this week: CBS’ Criminal Minds (previously #16), ABC’s Black-ish (previously #17) and NBC’s Law and Order (previously #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 October 13 – 19.

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