The Charts: American Horror Story Returns to the Cable Top 25 and The CW Shows Return to the General Sentiment Charts

By | January 29, 2015

american-horror-story-freak-showIn last week’s tally of the charts, FX’s American Horror Story fell out of the cable Top 25 based on total viewers for the first time that I can remember as that show as seen its numbers drop since premiering in Fall.  But as expected, the season finale brought it right back into the Top 25.  It also continued its reign in the Nielsen Twitter Ratings Top 10 and toward the top of the General Sentiment charts that track social net activity.  AHS may have slipped in popularity some during its fourth season, but it continues to perform well on the charts and should return there when it resets and returns for its fifth season in Fall.  The CW’s shows all returned from their winter hiatus last month and almost all of that network’s genre entries returned to the General Sentiment charts for the broadcast nets.  Slots 5 through 8 on that chart were taken up by Vampire Diaries, The 100, The Flash, and Supernatural in that order and Arrow was a little further down at 14.  The only CW genre entry that missed the charts was The Originals.  Expect all of the fifth place network’s shows to continue to have a strong presence on that chart through the end of the season.  Note that Person of Interest and Agent Carter were preempted last week, thus the reason there is no activity for them in the charts.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of January 19th thru 25th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
American Horror Story FX 8 9 Up
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Rating Prior Week
Gotham FOX 9 n/a Up 2.2 n/a
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
No Genre Entries
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
American Horror Story FX 12 n/a Up 3.3 n/a
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Vampire Diaries CW 5 n/a Up
The 100 CW 6 n/a Up
The Flash CW 7 n/a Up
Supernatural CW 8 n/a Up
Gotham FOX 12 n/a Up
Arrow CW 14 n/a Up
Sleepy Hollow FOX 15 n/a Up
Galavant ABC 16 12 Down
Grimm NBC 25 24 Down
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
American Horror Story FX 2 2 Same
12 Monkeys Syfy 25 13 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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