American Idol, SpongeBob and House lead show web site traffic according to Hitwise

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April 15th, 2009

Sadly, at least in terms of Web traffic it looks like FOX's tacky memorial for Kutner's fictional suicide did actually work in terms of attracting traffic, with House being third overall for the week ending April 11, trailing only American Idol, and SpongeBob according to Hitwise:

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast and Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending April 11, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 FOX American Idol 11.66%
2 Nick SpongeBob 6.94%
3 FOX House 6.49%
4 Cartoon Network Clone Wars 3.95%
5 Comedy Central South Park 3.03%
6 ABC Dancing with the Stars 2.15%
7 FOX America's Most Wanted 1.97%
8 Comedy Central The Daily Show 1.48%
9 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.42%
10 NBC Heroes 1.32%
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 April 11, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise

BROADCAST & CABLE

  • 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 FOX's House ranking at #3. 
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included FOX's House ranked #3 from #54, Travel Channel's Samantha Brown ranked #16 from #86 and MTV's The Hills ranked #23 from #125
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending April 11, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 FOX American Idol 27.14%
2 FOX House 15.10%
3 ABC Dancing with the Stars 5.01%
4 FOX America's Most Wanted 4.57%
5 NBC Heroes 3.07%
6 NBC The Biggest Loser 2.91%
7 ABC Lost 2.66%
8 CBS Survivor 2.54%
9 ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2.14%
10 NBC The Office 1.96%
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 April 11, 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 April 11, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 34.00%
2 CBS www.cbs.com 26.81%
3 ABC www.abc.com 18.70%
4 NBC www.nbc.com 16.32%
5 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 3.99%
6 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.18%
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 April 11, 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 April 11, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 28.93%
2 CBS www.cbs.com 22.81%
3 ABC www.abc.com 15.91%
4 PBS Online www.pbs.org 14.92%
5 NBC www.nbc.com 13.88%
6 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 3.39%
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 April 11, 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

BROADCAST

  • FOX is #1 among the Broadcast network rankings, moving up from the #3 position. CBS is #2.
  • FOX's American Idol is the #1 ranked TV show website among the broadcast networks.  FOX's House was the #2 most visited site followed by ABC's Dancing with the Stars ranking at #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included FOX's House ranked #2 from #21, NBC's Life ranked #13 from #25, FOX's The Simpsons ranked #19 from #31, FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ranked #22 from #42 and ABC's The Unusuals ranked #23 from #51 

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending April 11, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 12.18%
2 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 6.93%
3 Comedy Central South Park 5.32%
4 Comedy Central The Daily Show 2.60%
5 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 2.49%
6 Bravo Real Housewives of NYC 1.85%
7 Travel Samantha Brown 1.50%
8 Cartoon Network Ben 10: Alien Force 1.50%
9 BET 106 & Park 1.49%
10 CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight 1.44%
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 April 11, 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 April 11, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Comedy Central South Park 8.03%
2 Comedy Central The Daily Show 3.92%
3 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 3.75%
4 Bravo Real Housewives of NYC 2.79%
5 Travel Samantha Brown 2.27%
6 BET 106 & Park 2.25%
7 CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight 2.17%
8 MTV The Hills 2.11%
9 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 1.93%
10 Discovery Deadliest Catch 1.86%
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 April 11, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise

 

CABLE 

  • Comedy Central’s South Park was the #1 ranked TV show website among the cable networks (adults only).  Comedy Central's The Daily Show was ranked #2 followed by Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking ranked #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included Travel Channel's Samantha Brown ranked #5 from #38, MTV The Hills ranked #8 from #63, MSNBC's Morning Joe ranked #17 from #41 and Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs ranked #25 from #70.
 
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