The Charts: The Walking Dead’s Fall Finale Tops All the Charts, Person of Interest Sneaks into the Ratings Top 25

By | December 4, 2014


the-walking-dead-s5It should come as no surprise, but The Walking Dead’s Fall finale episode kept that show at the top of all the charts it regularly appears on. Of course that show is usually at the top of those charts, but it did manage to regain the Number 1 slot on the Nielsen Twitter Ratings chart where it has slipped the last few weeks. And because last week was Thanksgiving, several shows such as American Horror Story, Agents of SHIELD, and Arrow took a break and thus did not appear in the charts. But the lower competition helped Person of Interest to edge its way into the broadcast network Top 25 based on ratings as that one made it to the Number 22 rung with a 1.7 score. It also appeared in the Top 25 based on total viewers as it usually does. And NBC’s struggling Constantine made it into the General Sentiment chart tracking social network activity for the broadcast nets for the first time since its series debut. Not sure if that might have been prompted by an effort from fans to drive activity on the social nets and bring more attention to the show, but it is worth keeping an eye on how the show tracks in the coming weeks.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of November 24th thru 30th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 1 5 Up
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Gotham FOX 12 21 Up 2.3 2.3
Once Upon A Time ABC 16 n/a Up 2.1 n/a
Person of Interest CBS 22 n/a Up 1.7 n/a
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Person of Interest CBS 17 20 Up 9.0 9.9
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same 14.8 13.3
The Talking Dead AMC 6 6 Same 6.6 4.2
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Once Upon A Time ABC 5 n/a Up
Gotham FOX 6 8 Up
Supernatural CW 8 11 Up
The Flash CS 10 15 Up
Sleepy Hollow FOX 12 14 Up
Constantine NBC 14 n/a Up
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same
The Talking Dead AMC 3 8 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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