SpongeBob absorbs the most Internet traffic for the week ending June 6, 2009

Categories: TV Network Websites,TV Show Websites

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June 11th, 2009

All prose and data tables courtesy of Hitwise:

BROADCAST & CABLE

  • Nickelodeon's SpongeBob was the #1 ranked TV show website among broadcast and cable networks.  FOX's American Idol was the #2 most visited site, followed by Comedy Central's South Park 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, Travel's Dhani Jones ranked #7 from #39, FOX's O'Reilly Factor ranked #14 from #37, CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight ranked #15 from #28, USA's Burn Notice ranked #21 from #91 and Travel's Anthony Bourdain ranked #23 from #61.
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast and Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending June 6, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 7.94%
2 FOX American Idol 3.29%
3 Comedy Central South Park 2.87%
4 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 2.83%
5 BET 106 & Park 2.63%
6 FOX America's Most Wanted 2.13%
7 Travel Dhani Jones 1.73%
8 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.73%
9 Comedy Central The Daily Show 1.38%
10 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 1.33%
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 June 6, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise

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BROADCAST

  • CBS was #1 among the Broadcast network rankings. 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 CBS's NCIS ranking at #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included CBS's Big Brother ranked #14 from #31, NBC's Chuck ranked #18 from #28, and CBS's Criminal Minds ranked #24 from #37.
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending June 6, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 FOX American Idol 15.57%
2 FOX America's Most Wanted 10.10%
3 CBS NCIS 4.38%
4 NBC Deal or No Deal 4.23%
5 ABC Lost 3.57%
6 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 3.42%
7 NBC The Office 2.65%
8 ABC Dancing with the Stars 2.44%
9 ABC The Bachelor 2.23%
10 ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2.12%
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 June 6, 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 June 6, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 CBS www.cbs.com 30.53%
2 ABC www.abc.com 24.38%
3 NBC www.nbc.com 22.20%
4 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 18.93%
5 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 3.69%
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 June 6, 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 June 6, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 CBS www.cbs.com 24.72%
2 ABC www.abc.com 19.74%
3 PBS Online www.pbs.org 19.04%
4 NBC www.nbc.com 17.97%
5 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 15.32%
6 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 2.99%
7 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.23%
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 June 6, 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

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CABLE 

  • Comedy Central's South Park was the #1 ranked TV show website among the cable networks (adults only).    TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 was ranked #2 followed by BET's 106 & Park ranked #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included Travel's Dhani Jones ranked #4 from #20, USA's Burn Notice ranked #15 from #54, Travel's Anthony Bourdain ranked #17 from #34, Food Network's Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee ranked #18 from #42 and MSNBC's Morning Joe ranked #20 from #74.
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending June 6, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 10.06%
2 Comedy Central South Park 3.63%
3 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 3.59%
4 BET 106 & Park 3.33%
5 Travel Dhani Jones 2.20%
6 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 2.20%
7 Comedy Central The Daily Show 1.75%
8 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 1.69%
9 MTV The Hills 1.55%
10 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 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 June 6, 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 June 6, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Comedy Central South Park 4.72%
2 TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 4.67%
3 BET 106 & Park 4.33%
4 Travel Dhani Jones 2.86%
5 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 2.85%
6 Comedy Central The Daily Show 2.27%
7 MTV The Hills 2.01%
8 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 1.94%
9 Bravo Real Housewives of NYC 1.80%
10 FOX O'Reilly Factor 1.63%
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 June 6, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Hitwise
 
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