TOMAmeter April 20 – 26: A McDreamy Top 5!

Shonda Rhimes shocked the viewers of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy so much that the program skyrocketed from beyond the Top 20 all the way up to #5 this week. This is easily the programs best ranking in the TOMAmeter surpassing its previous high of #9 setback in May 2014.

Last week’s biggest surprise, Netflix’s Daredevil, fell from #6 to #10 while House of Cards also fell four places to #20 this week. Orange is the New Black was able to buck the trend among online programming by moving up three spots to #9 as we draw closer to the season three premiere.

Despite returning from hiatus to finish off its first season, FOX’s Gotham slipped seven places to #16 and is now back in the lower part of our Top 20. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is also experiencing a similar decline as last week’s 13th most mentioned program is now on the cusp of elimination at #19 this week.

With the addition of Grey’s Anatomy to the Top 20, ABC staves off CBS with five of the most mentioned programs this week. CBS was a close second with four programs while Netflix continued its case as a contender with three.

New programs in our Top 20: ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (#5).

No longer in our Top 20 this week: AMC’s Better Call Saul (previously #20).

Word Cloud April 28

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 April 20 – 26.

Chart April 28