The Charts: American Horror Story Falls Out of the Cable Top 25

By | January 22, 2015

american-horror-story-freak-showFX’s American Horror Story has been experiencing its lowest ratings this year since its first season (and I have heard some grumbling amongst the fans about the current storyline), and for the first time that I can remember it dropped out of the cable Top 25 based on viewers for last week.  It’s 2.9 million total viewers would have had it right on the cusp (it probably landed at about the Number 26 or 27 slot) but it didn’t quite make the cut for the Top 25.  When this week’s numbers are tallied, it will probably return to the list as its numbers improved for its season finale, but it was MIA for last week’s measurements.  The show slipped to Number 9 on the Nielsen Twitter Ratings Top 10 for the week as well (though it was at Number 2 on the General Sentiment charts).  Not that FX is overly concerned, though, the anthology nature of the show means that it resets for its fifth season (it received its renewal notice back in Fall), so its numbers could improve at that point.  Syfy’s 12 Monkeys managed to make it to Number 13 on the General Sentiment chart that measure social network activity for the cable channels, though it didn’t make it to the total viewers chart.  Helix did not register on any of the charts for its Season 2 debut.  Apart from that, it was mostly quiet as several shows were still on hiatus or in repeats.  The CW shows had their mid-season debuts this week, though, so expect all six of that networks genre entries to return to the General Sentiment charts next week.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of January 12th thru 18th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
American Horror Story FX 9 7 Down
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Rating Prior Week
Person of Interest CBS 21 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 13 15 Up 10.2 10.1
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
The Librarians 8 PM TNT 13 7 Down 3.4 3.4
The Librarians 9 PM TNT 21 13 Down 2.9 2.9
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Agent Carter ABC 6 1 Down
Galavant ABC 12 12 Same
Constantine NBC 17 n/a Up
Person of Interest CBS 21 14 Down
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
American Horror Story FX 2 3 Up
The Librarians TNT 10 16 Up
12 Monkeys Syfy 13 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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