The Charts: The Trickster Helps Push The Flash Up in the Social Media Charts

By | April 9, 2015

mark-hamill-the-flashIn an otherwise slow week for sci fi / fantasy shows in the charts, The CW’s The Flash saw a bump in a large part because of Mark Hamill’s appearance reprising his role as The Trickster in last week’s episode (he previously played the character in the 1990 series that starred John Wesley Shipp).  The show managed to crack the Nielsen Twitter Ratings Top 10 for the first time since its debut, coming in right at the Number 10 slot.  It also moved up in the General Sentiment charts that track social activity relating to the live broadcast of a show and ranked at Number 3 on that list.  Starz’s Outlander also placed on the General Sentiment charts with its return, coming in at the Number 20 slot.  Apart from that, with plenty of preemptions and repeats last week and with The Walking Dead having wrapped up, there wasn’t much activity on the charts for the week.  But expect Game of Thrones to reign in these charts with its Season 5 premiere when the numbers are tallied next week.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of March 30th thru April 5th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Flash CW 10 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
No Genre Entries
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
No Genre Entries
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
The Flash CW 3 10 Up
Supernatural CW 8 11 Up
Agents of SHIELD ABC 9 6 Down
Forever ABC 17 24 Up
Arrow CW 19 n/a Up
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Outlander STARZ 20 n/a Up
Prior Week Live+3:
Broadcast Networks Top 25 Live+3 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Rating Prior Week
Once Upon A Time ABC 17 15 Down 2.5 2.6
Agents of SHIELD ABC 23 18 Down 2.4 2.5
Broadcast Networks Top 25 Live+3 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Person of Interest CBS 15 n/a Up 11.7 n/a
Cable Networks Top 25 Live+3 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Rating Prior Week
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same 10.7 9.4
The Talking Dead AMC 3 2 Down 3.6 3.6
Cable Networks Top 25 Live+3 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
The Walking Dead AMC 1 1 Same 20.5 18.2
The Talking Dead AMC 6 2 Down 8.8 7.0

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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