Yet again, SpongeBob Squarepants absorbs the Internet

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October 27th, 2009

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all prose and data via Experian Hitwise

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast and Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending October 24, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 8.39%
2 Comedy Central South Park 6.79%
3 ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.03%
4 Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta 2.65%
5 BET 106 & Park 1.66%
6 CBS Survivor 1.65%
7 FOX America's Most Wanted 1.59%
8 CBS NCIS 1.57%
9 Cartoon Network Star Wars: The Clone Wars 1.50%
10 NBC Heroes 1.45%
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 October 24, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Experian HitwiseBROADCAST & CABLE

  • Nickelodeon's SpongeBob was the #1 ranked TV show website among broadcast and cable networks.  Comedy Central's South Park was the #2 most visited site, followed by ABC's Dancing with the Stars ranking at #3. 
  • No moves among the top 25 websites.

 

Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending October 24, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 ABC Dancing with the Stars 9.34%
2 CBS Survivor 5.09%
3 FOX America's Most Wanted 4.91%
4 CBS NCIS 4.83%
5 NBC Heroes 4.46%
6 ABC Greys Anatomy 4.08%
7 NBC The Office 3.87%
8 CBS CSI: Miami 3.18%
9 ABC Desperate Housewives 2.77%
10 NBC Deal or No Deal 2.37%
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 October 24, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Experian Hitwise
       
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Websites (Week ending October 24, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 ABC abc.go.com 30.71%
2 CBS www.cbs.com 27.59%
3 NBC www.nbc.com 16.57%
4 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 14.08%
5 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 10.93%
6 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.13%
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 October 24, 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: Experian Hitwise
       
Including PBS
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Websites (Week ending October 24, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of Visits
1 ABC abc.go.com 27.39%
2 CBS www.cbs.com 24.60%
3 NBC www.nbc.com 14.78%
4 *FOX Aggregation *FOX Aggregation 12.55%
5 PBS Online www.pbs.org 10.81%
6 The CW Television Network www.cwtv.com 9.75%
7 MyNetworkTV www.mynetworktv.com 0.11%
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 October 24, 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: Experian Hitwise

BROADCAST

  • ABC was #1 among the Broadcast network rankings. CBS is #2.
  • ABC's Dancing with the Stars was the #1 ranked TV show website among the broadcast networks.  CBS's Survivor was the #2 most visited site, moving up from the #6 rank, followed by FOX's America's Most Wanted at #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included FOX's The Simpsons ranked #15 from #29 and ABC's The Castle ranked #25 from #41.
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Show Websites Overall (Week ending October 24, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Nick SpongeBob 12.40%
2 Comedy Central South Park 10.05%
3 Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta 3.92%
4 BET 106 & Park 2.46%
5 Cartoon Network Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2.22%
6 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 1.86%
7 Discovery Dirty Jobs 1.72%
8 Comedy Central The Daily Show 1.50%
9 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 1.45%
10 VH1 Real Chance at Love 1.22%
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 October 24, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Experian Hitwise
       
Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Cable Network TV Websites - Excluding Children's Programming (Week ending October 24, 2009)
Rank Network Website Market Share Of U.S. Visits
1 Comedy Central South Park 13.26%
2 Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta 5.17%
3 BET 106 & Park 3.24%
4 Food Network Paula's Home Cooking 2.46%
5 Discovery Dirty Jobs 2.27%
6 Comedy Central The Daily Show 1.97%
7 Food Network Barefoot Contessa 1.92%
8 VH1 Real Chance at Love 1.61%
9 MSNBC Countdown with Keith Olbermann 1.47%
10 FX Sons Of Anarchy 1.46%
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 October 24, 2009 (Sunday – Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.
Source: Experian 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 Discovery's Dirty Jobs at #3.
  • Moves among the top 25 websites included BET's The Game ranked #13 from #38..
 
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