The Charts: Gotham Sneaks Back Into the Top 25, The Walking Dead Continues to Dominate

By | February 19, 2015

fox-gothamIn last week’s tally of the charts, FOX’s Gotham fell out of the broadcast network Top 25 based on ratings for the first time this season while airing a new episode.  But in this week’s tally, it managed to creep back in to the lowest rung at Number 25.  That episode had only a 1.8 rating, though, definitely a testament to the current ratings slump when numbers that low can get a show in the Top 25.  Gotham should remain on the charts next week because its latest episode improved to a 2.1 score.  On the cable channels, The Walking Dead continued to top most of the charts it appeared despite its notable drop for its second mid-season episode (more on that at this link).  It was the most watched show on cable for the week and also topped the General Sentiment chart that track social network activity for cable shows.  And it was at the Number 4 rung in the Nielsen Twitter Ratings.  Also making a return appearance to the Nielsen Twitter charts was The CW’s Vampire Diaries which made it to the Number 6 spot.  That’s the first time that one has been on that chart since its season premiere back in Fall.  I don’t follow that show, so I’m not certain if there was something major that occurred in the episode that drove up activity (it’s ratings for that episode remained at a season low).  I’m sure it Nielsen were to publish the Top 25 or more from that list that we would see Vampire Diaries there more often (it is a mainstay on the General Sentiment charts), but this is its first appearance in the Top 10 in months.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of February 9th thru 15th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 4 2 Down
Vampire Diaries CW 6 n/a Up
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Rating Prior Week
Gotham FOX 25 n/a Up 1.8 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 9.5 9.3
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same 12.3 15.6
The Talking Dead AMC 4 25 Up 5.1 2.8
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Agent Carter ABC 7 9 Up
Vampire Diaries CW 8 14 Up
Gotham FOX 9 19 Up
The 100 CW 14 12 Down
The Flash CW 15 17 Up
Supernatural CW 16 15 Down
The Originals CW 17 22 Up
Sleepy Hollow FOX 19 24 Up
Arrow CW 24 21 Down
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same
The Talking Dead AMC 9 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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