Numbers Overload: The Walking Dead Still at the Top, but Once Upon A Time Drops Out of the Broadcast Net Top 25

By | October 26, 2013

Once again, The Walking Dead was at the top of the Cable Top 25, and its ratings put it above everything on cable and the broadcast networks except football.  Only two genre shows made it into the broadcast net Top 25 based on ratings for the week beginning October 14th, with ABC’s Once Upon A Time dropping out for the first time this season.  CBS’ Person of Interest continues to hold its position in the Top 25 based on total viewers, though its several rungs down from the Top 5 tier it frequently found itself in last year.

Top 25 Oct 14th to 20th

Cable Networks

Total Viewers:  Live + Same Day viewing from the overnights
1. The Walking Dead (AMC) 13.9 Million (Prior Week – #1, 16.1 MM)
8. The Talking Dead (AMC) 4.6 Million (Prior Week – #12, 5.1 MM)
10. American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 4.5 Million (Prior Week – #7, 5.5 MM)

Broadcast Networks

Ratings:  18-49 demographic in Live + Same Day viewing from the overnights
15. Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 2.8 Rating (Prior Week – #12, 2.9 Rating)
18. Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 2.7 Rating (Prior Week – #16, 2.8 Rating)

Dropping Out: Once Upon A Time (ABC) (Prior Week – #25, 2.6 Rating)

Total Viewers:  Live + Same Day viewing from the overnights
10. Person of Interest (CBS) 12.7 million (Prior Week – #10, 11.7 MM)

Live+7 Day DVR Ratings:

Top 25 Ratings Increase for the Week of September 23rd to 29th
3. Agents of SHIELD: Rating Increase – 2.1, Final Rating – 5.4
4. Sleepy Hollow: Rating Increase – 2.1, Final Rating – 5.1
15. Once Upon A Time: Rating Increase – 1.2, Final Rating – 3.8

Dropping Out: Revolution

Sci Fi TV and Other Items of Interest in This Weeks Comics:

Ash & The Army Of Darkness #1
Dynamite Entertainment

Description: The battle has been fought and won. Ash battled and defeated the Deadite image of himself and save the world. Now all he wants to do is get home a have a normal life. Too bad he messed up the Book of Dead incantation. New series. New start. Will Ash ever escape the land of the Deadites? Will he ever find his girl? Will he ever remember the last part of the incantation? Now an army of unbelievable horrors rules the land and only Ash can annoy them.

By: Steve Niles, Dennis Calero, Ben Templesmith

Sandman Overture #1 (of 6)
DC Comics

Description: Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back! THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman’s return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman’s origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny.

“People have often asked me what happened to Morpheus to make it possible for him to be captured in THE SANDMAN #1,” Gaiman said. “And now they get to find out. And finding out, they get to learn secrets of the Endless that I’ve kept to myself for 25 years. Family secrets. And I should warn you: one of the Endless dies on page five.”

The first issue of this 6-issue, bimonthly miniseries features a stunning double-page interior foldout.

By: Neil Gaiman, J. H. Williams

Samurai Jack Classics TPB Vol. 01
IDW Publishing

Description: Jack is back! The hit TV show turned hit comic book returns in this collection of classic Samurai Jack stories. Kicking off with Jack’s origin story and continuing through the first of his “Action Pack” tales, see Jack’s first battle with Aku as the events that propel the entire series unfold! It’s sword-swinging, fist-pumping, vengeance-getting action at its best. Collects the Samurai Jack Special plus up to CN Action Pack #20.

Smallville Season 11 Special #3
DC Comics

Description: In the one-shot tale “Hollow,” newly digitized Tess Mercer is faced with the ultimate question: Can she set aside her obsession with getting revenge on her brother, Lex Luthor, to become the hero Metropolis’s protectors know she’s destined to become?

By: Bryan Q. Miller, Beni Lobel

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