American Idol dominates online, too, but SpongeBob is strong

Categories: Internet TV,TV Network Websites,TV Show Websites

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April 1st, 2009

Hitwise has begun issuing a combined broadcast and cable data table, and this week rather than breaking broadcast and cable up into separate posts, I'm just going to put all the tables in one post -- they're pretty easy to read and it's still easy to scroll through.

BROADCAST

  • ABC is #1 among the Broadcast network rankings. Fox is #2.
  • FOX's American Idol is the #1 ranked TV show website among the broadcast networks. ABC's Dancing with the Stars was the #2 most visited site followed by FOX's America's Most Wanted ranking at #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included FOX's Hells Kitchen ranked #21 from #34

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending March 28, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 FOX American Idol 19.79%
2 ABC Dancing with the Stars 8.87%
3 FOX America's Most Wanted 7.06%
4 NBC The Biggest Loser 4.51%
5 NBC Heroes 3.77%
6 ABC Lost 3.21%
7 CBS Survivor 2.95%
8 NBC The Office 2.53%
9 NBC Deal or No Deal 2.19%
10 CBS NCIS 2.15%
Source: Rankings based on market share of U.S. visits among custom category of television network websites among six major commercial broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW and MyNetwork) for the week ending March 28, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Websites (Week ending March 28, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 ABC www.abc.com 27.32%
2 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 23.23%
3 CBS www.cbs.com 22.73%
4 NBC www.nbc.com 20.51%
5 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 6.01%
6 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.20%
Source: Rankings based on market share of U.S. visits among custom category of commercial broadcast networks websites (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW and MyNetwork) for the week ending March 28, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users. * includes traffic aggregated from stand alone websites americanidol.com, amw.com, familyguy.com, COPS.com, thelot.com and thesimpsons.com.
Source: Hitwise
Including PBS
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Websites (Week ending March 28, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 ABC www.abc.com 22.49%
2 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 19.12%
3 CBS www.cbs.com 18.71%
4 PBS Online www.pbs.org 17.66%
5 NBC www.nbc.com 16.89%
6 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 4.95%
7 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.16%
Source: Rankings based on market share of U.S. visits among custom category of commercial broadcast networks websites (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW and MyNetwork) plus PBS for the week ending March 28, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users. * includes traffic aggregated from stand alone websites americanidol.com, amw.com, familyguy.com, COPS.com, thelot.com and thesimpsons.com.
Source: Hitwise

 CABLE 

  • Comedy Central's South Park was the #1 ranked TV show website among the cable networks (adults only).  Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking was ranked #2 followed by TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 ranked #3
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included SciFi's Ghost Hunters ranked #19 from #45 and Food Network's Down Home with the Neelys ranked #23 from #33 
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending March 28, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 10.58%
2 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 6.77%
3 Comedy Central South Park 4.69%
4 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 2.99%
5 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 2.33%
6 Comedy Central The Daily Show 2.22%
7 Cartoon Network Ben 10: Alien Force 2.08%
8 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 1.87%
9 BET 106 & Park 1.73%
10 Fox News Glenn Beck 1.48%
Source: Rankings based on market share of U.S. visits among custom category of cable television network websites from 30 leading commercial cable networks (A&E, ABC Family, Adultswim, AMC, BET, Bravo , CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Network, E!, Food Network, FOX News, FX, Hallmark, HGTV, History Channel, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, SciFi, Spike, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, TVLand, USA, VH1) excluding sports networks for the week ending March 28, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Websites - Excluding Children's Programming (Week ending March 28, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Comedy Central South Park 6.89%
2 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 4.39%
3 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 3.42%
4 Comedy Central The Daily Show 3.26%
5 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 2.75%
6 BET 106 & Park 2.55%
7 Fox News Glenn Beck 2.18%
8 SciFi Battlestar Galactica 2.12%
9 Fox News O'Reilly Factor 2.00%
10 Food Network Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee 1.97%
Source: Rankings based on market share of U.S. visits among custom category of cable television network websites from 30 leading commercial cable networks (A&E, ABC Family, Adultswim, AMC, BET, Bravo , CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Network, E!, Food Network, FOX News, FX, Hallmark, HGTV, History Channel, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, SciFi, Spike, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, TVLand, USA, VH1) excluding sports networks for the week ending March 28, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise

BROADCAST & CABLE - *NEW*

  • FOX's American Idol is the #1 ranked TV show website among broadcast and cable networks.  Nickelodeon's SpongeBob was the #2 most visited site followed by Cartoon Network's Clone Wars ranking at #3. 
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Alien Force ranked #12 from #23, Fox News's Glenn Beck ranked #18 from #28 and Food Network's Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee ranked #23 from #37

 

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast and Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending March 28, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 FOX American Idol 7.64%
2 Nick SpongeBob 6.48%
3 Cartoon Network Clone Wars 4.15%
4 ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.42%
5 Comedy Central South Park 2.88%
6 FOX America's Most Wanted 2.72%
7 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.83%
8 NBC The Biggest Loser 1.74%
9 NBC Heroes 1.45%
10 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 1.43%
Source: Rankings based on market share of U.S. visits among custom category of television network websites from among six major commercial broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW and MyNetwork) and cable television network websites from 30 leading commercial cable networks (A&E, ABC Family, Adultswim, AMC, BET, Bravo , CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Network, E!, Food Network, FOX News, FX, Hallmark, HGTV, History Channel, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, SciFi, Spike, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, TVLand, USA, VH1) excluding sports networks for the week ending March 28, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise
 
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