The Charts: The Walking Dead Slips in the Nielsen Twitter Ratings, Person of Interest Returns to the Charts

By | November 28, 2014


the-walking-dead-s5This past week, The Walking Dead took a slide in the Nielsen Twitter Rankings as it dropped to the Number 5 slot. That is its lowest position this season and it was actually below American Horror Story –for the first time–which was at the Number 3 slot.  Not that it really means anything, TWD topped all the other charts it was on for the week and is still the highest rated show currently on television with the exception of NFL some weeks.  But it is interesting that the show’s Twitter presence dropped this past week, though apparently the AMAs on ABC–which it was airing against and which took Number 1 for the week–managed to give that show some competition.  I expect it to jump right back up to the top in next week’s charts, though, seeing as the show’s Fall Finale airs this Sunday.  And on CBS, Person of Interest returned to the broadcast network Top 25 based on total viewers, as I expected, after falling out the prior week.  It made it to the Number 20 slot and I expect to see it there again next week when the numbers are tallied.  Apparently that ratings drop from a few weeks ago was just a blip for the show.  Note that Once Upon A Time did not appear in any of the charts, but that’s because it was preempted.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of November 17th thru 23rd:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
American Horror Story FX 3 6 Up
The Walking Dead AMC 5 2 Down
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Gotham FOX 21 25 Up 2.3 2.2
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Person of Interest CBS 20 n/a Up 9.9 n/a
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same 13.3 14.1
The Talking Dead AMC 6 4 Down 4.2 5.4
American Horror Story FX 9 15 Up 3.9 3.6
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The 100 CW 7 13 Up
Gotham FOX 8 14 Up
Vampire Diaries CW 9 12 Up
Agents of SHIELD ABC 10 15 Up
Supernatural CW 11 4 Down
Sleepy Hollow FOX 14 17 Up
The Flash CS 15 18 Up
Arrow CW 17 25 Up
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 8 Same
Z Nation Syfy 25 24 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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