TOMAmeter October 7 – 13: The Walking Dead Staggers into the Top Spot

For the first time since the end of July, AMC’s Breaking Bad is no longer in the #1 spot on TOMAmeter. However, another AMC program is reaping the benefits. The Walking Dead has moved from #4 to #1 this week, likely due to anticipation over its premiere on Sunday, which set new ratings records. This pushes Breaking Bad down a spot to #2.

ABC’s Scandal saw the largest jump in the standings this week, moving up 6 places to #7. NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show has fallen to #16, down 9 spots from last week’s rankings. Other new fall programs such as Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (#3), NBC’s The Blacklist (#6) and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (up 1 spot to #8) have remained firmly entrenched in the Top 10.

The popular FX series American Horror Story has emerged in the Top 20 this week, coming in at #11. Other programs emerging in the Top 20 include FOX’s Bones (#13), CBS’ CSI (#17) and Criminal Minds (#18).

Word Cloud Oct 7-13

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 7 – 13, 2013.

 Chart Oct 7-13

Don’t forget to check back in next week to see which programs respondents are thinking about the most.