‘Deal or No Deal’ Has Highest Web Traffic
October 10, 2007 12:51 PM
By one measure, the biggest hit of premiere week was NBC’s “Deal or No Deal.”
The game show’s Web site had more traffic than any other broadcast network show, followed by ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” NBC’s “Heroes” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” The list of most-visited series Web sites for the week ending Sept. 29 was released this morning by measurement service Hitwise, which is tracking the Web sites for 120 series.
The “Deal” site gives viewers a chance of winning prize money, while “Dancing” encourages online voting. The site for Fox’s modestly rated “America’s Most Wanted,” where viewers can report tips on missing fugitives, also made the top 10.
Among scripted shows, younger-skewing and serialized programs were more likely to get traffic. In addition to “Heroes,” there’s ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” NBC’s “The Office” and “Bionic Woman.” The CW’s “Gossip Girl” broke into the Top 10 despite being one of the lowest-rated shows on broadcast. ABC’s “Lost,” which has interactive elements to engage fans until the show returns next year, was ranked No. 8 even though the program isn’t currently airing.
Missing from the list: Top Nielsen-rated shows like CBS’ “CSI” and “Without a Trace,” ABC's “Desperate Housewives” and Fox's “House.”
By network, NBC.com received the most traffic, followed by ABC, CBS, Fox and The CW. Fox and The CW were nearly tied.
Here's the Top 10 sites during premiere week, according to Hitwise:
|Hitwise Custom Report for Top Visited U.S. Broadcast Network TV Show Web sites (Week ending September 29, 2007)|
|1||NBC||Deal or No Deal||15.46%|
|2||ABC||Dancing With The Stars||11.23%|
|5||FOX||America's Most Wanted||2.70%|
|10||The CW||Gossip Girl||1.76%|
|Source: Rankings are based on custom category of television network websites among the six major broadcast networks for the week ending September 29, 2007 (Sunday Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.|
|Custom Category of Top Visited U.S.Broadcast Network Web sites During Season Premiere Week|
|Network||Website||Week Ending 9/29/2007||Week Ending 9/23/2006|
|Source: Rankings are based on custom category of television
network websites among the six major broadcast networks for the week ending
September 29, 2007 (Sunday Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10
million U.S. Internet users.
*Does not include traffic from related stand alone websites such as American Idol, The Simpsons, Family Guy and Americas Most Wanted.