The Charts: Person of Interest Falls Out of the Top 25

By | November 19, 2014


person-of-interest-cancelledFor the first time since maybe before Person of Interest debuted four years ago, it fell out of the Top 25 based on total viewers.  I did not keep that close an eye on the charts during the first two years the show was on the air, so I can’t say for certain, but last week was definitely the first time in the during the show’s third or fourth season that a new episode did not make it into the Top 25.  Mind you that it was right at the cusp, probably in the 26th or 27th slot, but not good enough to get into the Top 25.  That show has definitely seen a drop in its numbers this year and reached a series low in ratings last week with only a 1.3 score in the 18-49 demographic based on the overnights.  It did rebound this week, though, and will almost certainly return to the Top 25 when the numbers are tallied, but the show is sliding in its fourth year.  Still, based on its relative ratings it doesn’t look to bad and CBS usually keeps shows like this around to plug up the 10 PM EST hours across the week, so I don’t think it is in danger at its current levels. If it sinks any further, though, then CBS may think long and hard about bringing it back for a fifth year.

Most of the usual suspects were on the charts for the week, with Agents of SHIELD, The Flash, and Supernatural returning to the General Sentiment charts tracking social network activity after their one week off (and the latter entry jumped up with its 200th episode).  And The Walking Dead once again dominated most of the charts that it appeared on.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of October 10th thru 16th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 2 2 Same
American Horror Story FX 6 3 Down
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Once Upon A Time ABC 19 11 Down 2.4 2.5
Gotham FOX 25 14 Down 2.2 2.4
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 1 Same 14.1 13.5
The Talking Dead AMC 4 7 Up 5.4 5.6
American Horror Story FX 15 12 Down 3.6 4.2
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Supernatural CW 4 n/a Up
Once Upon A Time ABC 7 9 Up
Vampire Diaries CW 12 3 Down
The 100 CW 13 12 Down
Gotham FOX 14 8 Down
Agents of SHIELD ABC 15 n/a Up
Sleepy Hollow FOX 17 11 Down
The Flash CS 18 n/a Up
Arrow CW 25 16 Down
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same
American Horror Story FX 3 3 Same
The Talking Dead AMC 8 10 Up
Z Nation Syfy 24 2 Down

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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