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Tracking the TV Trends With Google

March 7, 2008 2:06 PM

Google has a lot of fun applications buried deep within its all-knowing exterior. Especially Google Trends, which maps out search trends in this handy-dandy line graph.

Let’s fire up Trends and see what we can find from this year’s television season so far:

Here we have the three most recently famous flash-in-the-pan broadcast shows: Fox’s “Anchorwoman,” CBS’s “Viva Laughlin,” and NBC’s “Quarterlife.”


According to the all-knowing Internet, “Anchorwoman” was the biggest flash. But don’t count out “Quarterlife” just yet. Its NBC days may be over, but Bravo is up to the challenge of showing how twentysomethings deal with crucial problems, like jobs.


Interesting to see the ups and downs of “American Idol” year-to-year, while “Survivor” sits in a steady holding pattern of “Oh, that’s on?”


Supposed fall of Western civilization “Moment of Truth” couldn’t withstand the rumbling blogosphere, filled with early ’90s aficionados clamoring for “American Gladiators.” God forbid NBC’s Ben Silverman greenlights a live-action version of Nickelodeon’s “Doug,” which would grind the Internet itself to a halt.


Speaking of nostalgia, “A Raisin in the Sun” might have stirring family drama, but does it have a talking car? Didn’t think so.

Andrew Krukowski


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