TOMAmeter July 20 – 26: Empire Rising in the Top 20!


FOX’s Empire had some season 2 casting news come out recently and Emmy buzz surrounding the program was enough to boost it up six places to #6 this week. This is the highest ranking the program has received since the week of April 20th, when it was also the 6th most mentioned program in our TOMAmeter.

The fight for #1 is getting even tighter as Netflix’s Orange is the New Black edged out HBO’s Game of Thrones by just a handful of mentions. Orange is the New Black has been able to hold on to the top spot for seven consecutive weeks.

After missing the cut the last two week, TNT’s The Last Ship has reemerged in the Top 20 at #20, while FX’s The Stain and USA’s Mr. Robot were only able to stay in the rankings for one week as both are now on the outside looking in.

CBS’ Under the Dome stayed in the Top 20 this week but fell six places down to #13. This is the lowest ranking the program has seen since the week of June 15th.

CBS remains the most represented network with seven program in the Top 20 this week. ABC, FOX, HBO and NBC each followed with two programs apiece.

New programs in our Top 20: CW’s Arrow (#16), NBC’s Law and Order (#19) and TNT’s The Last Ship (#20).

No longer in our Top 20 this week: FX’s The Strain (previously #15), USA’s Mr. Robot (previously #19) and ABC’s Modern Family (previously #20).