American Idol, SpongeBob, Dancing With the Stars and South Park lead web site traffic

Categories: TV Network Websites,TV Show Websites

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April 30th, 2009

all data and bullet points are from Hitwise.

BROADCAST & CABLE

  • FOX's American Idol was the #1 ranked TV show website among broadcast and cable networks.  Nickelodeon's SpongeBob 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 O'Reilly Factor ranked #12 from #22 and NBC's Chuck ranked #16 from #27
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast and Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending April 25, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 FOX American Idol 9.55%
2 Nick SpongeBob 8.02%
3 ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.03%
4 Comedy Central South Park 2.92%
5 FOX America's Most Wanted 2.54%
6 Cartoon Network Clone Wars 1.74%
7 CBS Survivor 1.70%
8 NBC The Biggest Loser 1.51%
9 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.50%
10 NBC Heroes 1.47%
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 25, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise
       

BROADCAST

  • ABC was #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 CW's The Game ranked #22 from #41.

 

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending April 25, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 FOX American Idol 23.81%
2 ABC Dancing with the Stars 7.55%
3 FOX America's Most Wanted 6.33%
4 CBS Survivor 4.25%
5 NBC The Biggest Loser 3.77%
6 NBC Heroes 3.68%
7 ABC Lost 2.88%
8 NBC Chuck 2.40%
9 ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2.39%
10 FOX 24 2.36%
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 25, 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 25, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 ABC abc.go.com 25.89%
2 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 25.46%
3 CBS www.cbs.com 23.35%
4 NBC www.nbc.com 20.60%
5 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 4.41%
6 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.29%
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 25, 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 25, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 ABC abc.go.com 20.98%
2 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 20.64%
3 PBS Online www.pbs.org 18.94%
4 CBS www.cbs.com 18.93%
5 NBC www.nbc.com 16.70%
6 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 3.57%
7 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.24%
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 25, 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 Comedy Central's The Daily Show ranked #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included Discovery Channel's Time Warp ranked #11 from #368, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ranked #19 from #34 and Food Network's Tyler's Ultimate ranked #23 from #38.

 

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending April 25, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 13.39%
2 Comedy Central South Park 4.88%
3 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 2.91%
4 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 2.50%
5 Comedy Central The Daily Show 2.37%
6 FOX O'Reilly Factor 2.16%
7 Bravo Real Housewives of NYC 1.74%
8 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 1.63%
9 CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight 1.56%
10 BET 106 & Park 1.49%
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 25, 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 25, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Comedy Central South Park 6.82%
2 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 3.49%
3 Comedy Central The Daily Show 3.31%
4 FOX O'Reilly Factor 3.02%
5 Bravo Real Housewives of NYC 2.43%
6 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 2.28%
7 CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight 2.18%
8 BET 106 & Park 2.09%
9 MTV The Hills 1.66%
10 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 1.66%
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 25, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise
 
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