The Charts: Once Upon A Time and Gotham Rise on the Broadcast Network Ratings Chart

By | November 13, 2014


once-upon-a-time-s4Only two sci fi / fantasy shows have been in the broadcast network Top 25 based on ratings in the 18-49 demo the last few weeks–ABC’s Once Upon A Time and FOX’s Gotham–and those two were slipping precariously close to the edge at one point.  But their ranking has improved the last two weeks with the former series rising to the Number 11 slot and the Latter coming in at Number 14 for the week.  Interestingly, Once Upon A Time went up in the charts even though its ratings slipped one tick from the prior week, but the numbers were skewed a bit last week due to the preemptions and reruns on Tuesday because of election coverage.  Next week Gotham will likely slip because its numbers dropped some on Monday, but I still expect to see both shows remain in the Top 25 through their Fall finales.  CBS’ Person of Interest went MIA on the total viewers chart for the week, but that’s because it was preempted last Tuesday.  And several other shows from that night dropped off the General Sentiment chart tracking social network activity for the broadcast net shows, again because of preemptions and reruns.  The Walking Dead and American Horror Story continued their reign on the cable and social network charts and I don’t expect them to drop off any time soon.  And Doctor Who landed at the Number 2 slot on the General Sentiment chart tracking social net activity for cable shows with its Season 8 finale.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of November 3rd thru 9th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 2 1 Down
American Horror Story FX 3 2 Down
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Once Upon A Time ABC 11 14 Up 2.5 2.6
Gotham FOX 14 24 Up 2.4 2.2
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
No Genre Shows in Top 25
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
The Walking Dead AMC 1 2 Up 13.5 14.5
The Talking Dead AMC 7 4 Down 5.6 6.0
American Horror Story FX 12 10 Down 4.2 4.5
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Vampire Diaries CW 3 6 Up
Gotham FOX 8 7 Down
Once Upon A Time ABC 9 10 Up
Sleepy Hollow FOX 11 14 Up
The 100 CW 12 15 Up
Arrow CW 16 21 Up
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same
Doctor Who BBCA 2 3 Up
American Horror Story FX 3 2 Down
The Talking Dead AMC 10 n/a Up

Nielsen Twitter Ratings ranked based on the Unique Audience – The total number of distinct Twitter accounts accruing at least one impression of one or more different Tweets ascribed to a TV episode.  More info at this link.

General Sentiment tracks activity across the social networks for shows airing new episodes in Prime Time (start times between 8:00 PM and 10:55 PM EST Monday – Saturday and 7:00 PM and 10:55 PM EST on Sunday).  This data collected on seven (7) major broadcast networks and 43 cable television networks.  More info at this link.

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