Jon & Kate Plus 8 battles SpongeBob for Internet supremacy

Categories: TV Network Websites,TV Show Websites

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June 3rd, 2009

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Jon & Kate, ultimately, like all others, you will be absorbed by SpongeBob. Resistance is futile!  But it's interesting to see that for the week ending May 30, four out of the top five most visited TV show web sites according to Hitwise were from cable networks.

all data below (including text) via Hitwise:

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast and Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending May 30, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 7.48%
2 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 7.00%
3 FOX American Idol 6.30%
4 Comedy Central South Park 2.61%
5 BET 106 & Park 2.48%
6 FOX America's Most Wanted 1.95%
7 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 1.23%
8 ABC Dancing with the Stars 1.16%
9 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.09%
10 NBC Deal or No Deal 1.06%
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 May 30, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise

BROADCAST & CABLE

  • Nickelodeon's SpongeBob was the #1 ranked TV show website among broadcast and cable networks.  TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 was the #2 most visited site, followed by FOX's American Idol ranking at #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included BET's 106 & Park ranked #5 from #15, MTV's The Hills ranked #12 from #24, USA's In Plain Sight ranked #13 from #26, Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Alien Force ranked #15 from #32, Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey ranked #17 from #28, VH1's VSPOT Top 20 Countdown ranked #19 from #35, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann ranked #20 from #31, Cartoon Network's The Brave and The Bold ranked #21 from #33, Discovery's ranked #23 from #51 and Cartoon Network's Naruto ranked #25 from #47.
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending May 30, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 FOX American Idol 23.28%
2 FOX America's Most Wanted 7.19%
3 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.28%
4 NBC Deal or No Deal 3.92%
5 CBS NCIS 3.60%
6 ABC Lost 2.96%
7 NBC The Biggest Loser 2.66%
8 NBC The Office 2.58%
9 ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2.36%
10 ABC The Bachelor 2.25%
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 May 30, 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 May 30, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 CBS www.cbs.com 29.60%
2 ABC www.abc.com 24.44%
3 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 23.01%
4 NBC www.nbc.com 17.45%
5 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 5.25%
6 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.26%
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 May 30, 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 May 30, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 CBS www.cbs.com 24.20%
2 ABC www.abc.com 19.98%
3 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 18.81%
4 PBS Online www.pbs.org 18.24%
5 NBC www.nbc.com 14.27%
6 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 4.29%
7 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.21%
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 May 30, 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

  • CBS was #1 among the Broadcast network rankings, moving up from # 3. ABC is #2.
  • FOX's American Idol is the #1 ranked TV show website among the broadcast networks.  FOX's America's Most Wanted 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 So You Think You Can Dance ranked #13 from #24, NBC's Medium ranked #14 from #30, ABC's Wipeout ranked #18 from #44, and NBC's My Name is Earl ranked #24 from #46.

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending May 30, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 10.25%
2 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 5.02%
3 Comedy Central South Park 3.93%
4 BET 106 & Park 2.62%
5 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 2.11%
6 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.80%
7 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 1.77%
8 MTV The Hills 1.51%
9 USA In Plain Sight 1.45%
10 Cartoon Network Ben 10: Alien Force 1.41%
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 May 30, 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 May 30,2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 12.56%
2 Comedy Central South Park 4.69%
3 BET 106 & Park 4.46%
4 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.96%
5 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 1.81%
6 MTV The Hills 1.79%
7 USA In Plain Sight 1.78%
8 Comedy Central The Daily Show 1.57%
9 Bravo Real Housewives of NYC 1.53%
10 VH1 VSPOT Top 20 Countdown 1.41%
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 May 30, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise

CABLE

  • TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 was the #1 ranked TV show website among the cable networks (adults only).   Comedy Central’s South Park was ranked #2 followed by BET's 106 & Park ranked #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch ranked #13 from #23, Food Network's Good Eats with Alton Brown ranked #16 from #48, Travel Channel's Dhani Jones ranked #20 from #52, Spike's Guy's Choice ranked #21 from #33 and History Channel's Ice Road Truckers ranked #25 from #176.
 
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