The Charts: The Walking Dead Returns to the Charts as Gotham Drops Off

By | February 12, 2015

walking-dead-season-5-artAs expected, The Walking Dead returned at or near the top of all the charts it usually appears on with its mid-season premiere this past Sunday.  It was Number 1 on the cable Top 25 based on total viewers and also on the General Sentiment chart the tracks social network activity.  And it took second place on the Nielsen Twitter Ratings behind the Grammy’s.  Expect it to remain high on these charts as it wraps up its fifth season.  FOX’s Gotham fell out of the charts for the first time this season that it was airing a new episode.  That show has seen its ratings drop the last few weeks, enough to get it out of the Top 25 with the latest tally.  It has already been renewed for a second season, so it is safe.  But it would be nice to see its numbers start trending up as the season closes out.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of February 2nd thru 8th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 2 n/a Up
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Rating Prior Week
No Genre Entries
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 9.3 n/a
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
The Walking Dead AMC 1 n/a Up 15.6 n/a
The Talking Dead AMC 25 n/a Up 2.8 n/a
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Agent Carter ABC 9 9 Same
The 100 CW 12 15 Up
Vampire Diaries CW 14 12 Down
Supernatural CW 15 14 Down
The Flash CW 17 25 Up
Gotham FOX 19 18 Down
Arrow CW 21 23 Up
The Originals CW 22 21 Down
Sleepy Hollow FOX 24 19 Down
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 1 n/a Up
12 Monkeys Syfy 22 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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