Hitwise: Big Brother bests SpongeBob for TV show website supremacy

Categories: TV Show Websites

Written By

August 5th, 2009

all data and commentary courtesy of Hitwise:

 

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast and Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending August 1, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 CBS Big Brother 7.11%
2 Nick SpongeBob 6.44%
3 Comedy Central South Park 3.33%
4 Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta 2.45%
5 Home & Garden Design Star 2.22%
6 Comedy Central The Daily Show 1.83%
7 Cartoon Network Total Drama Action 1.66%
8 FOX American Idol 1.66%
9 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 1.53%
10 ABC Family The Secret Life of the American Teenager 1.50%
 

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 August 1, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.

Source: Hitwise

BROADCAST & CABLE

  • CBS's Big Brother was the #1 ranked TV show website among broadcast and cable networks.  Nickelodeon's SpongeBob was the #2 most visited site, followed by Comedy Central's South Park ranking at #3. 
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta ranked #4 from #65, Cartoon Network's Chowder ranked #21 from #32 and Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars ranked #23 from #35.

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending August 1, 2009)

 

Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 CBS Big Brother 29.77%
2 FOX American Idol 6.97%
3 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 5.79%
4 NBC Deal or No Deal 4.74%
5 FOX America's Most Wanted 4.34%
6 CBS NCIS 2.86%
7 ABC The Bachelorette 2.71%
8 FOX Hells Kitchen 2.43%
9 ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.74%
10 ABC Lost 1.73%
 

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 August 1, 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 August 1, 2009)

 

Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 CBS www.cbs.com 39.28%
2 ABC www.abc.com 25.27%
3 NBC www.nbc.com 16.48%
4 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 16.10%
5 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 2.70%
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 August 1, 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 August 1, 2009)

 

Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 CBS www.cbs.com 34.11%
2 ABC www.abc.com 21.94%
3 NBC www.nbc.com 14.31%
4 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 13.98%
5 PBS Online www.pbs.org 13.16%
6 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 2.34%
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 August 1, 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.

BROADCAST

  • CBS was #1 among the Broadcast network rankings. ABC is #2.
  • CBS's Big Brother is the #1 ranked TV show website among the broadcast networks.  FOX's American Idol was the #2 most visited site followed by FOX's So You Think You Can Dance at #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included ABC's The Superstars ranked #19 from #55, ABC's Dancing with the Stars ranked #21 from #31 and CBS's CSI: NY ranked #23 from #34
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending August 1, 2009)

 

Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 8.45%
2 Comedy Central South Park 4.37%
3 Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta 3.21%
4 Home & Garden Design Star 2.91%
5 Comedy Central The Daily Show 2.40%
6 Cartoon Network Total Drama Action 2.18%
7 Cartoon Network The Clone Wars 2.01%
8 BET Tiny & Toya 1.97%
9 ABC Family The Secret Life of the American Teenager 1.92%
10 BET 106 & Park 1.87%
 

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 August 1, 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 August 1, 2009)

 

Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Comedy Central South Park 6.37%
2 Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta 4.68%
3 Home & Garden Design Star 4.24%
4 Comedy Central The Daily Show 3.50%
5 BET Tiny & Toya 2.88%
6 ABC Family The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2.80%
7 BET 106 & Park 2.72%
8 Food Network Next Food Network Star 2.36%
9 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.87%
10 USA Burn Notice 1.55%
 

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 August 1, 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).  Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta was the #2 most visited site followed by Home & Garden's Design Star at #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta ranked #2 from #35, CNN's Larry King Live ranked #17 from #30 and FOX News's Glenn Beck ranked #22 from #53.
 
© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures