ABC Dominates Online TV Viewership

Nielsen just released their first ever individual online program ranking and it appears ABC and NBC are currently dominating the list.  While ABC’s Lost edged out Saturday Night Live by 314,000 unique views for the number one spot while two of its other shows, Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives, appeared in the top five.  ABC dominated the list with seven of the top ten shows. Survivor is the only CBS to make the ranking.

Top 10 TV shows streamed in December.

No. 1: Lost – 1,425,000
No. 2: Saturday Night Live – 1,111,000
No. 3: Grey’s Anatomy – 879,000
No. 4: Desperate Housewives – 723,000
No. 5: Heroes – 685,000
No. 6: Ugly Betty – 631,000
No. 7: Samantha Who? – 560,000
No. 8: Scrubs – 519,000
No. 9: Survivor CBS Television – 496,000
No. 10: True Beauty – 462,000

8 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Doobiekat

    Sawyer is HOT and Lost is even hotter!!! When are the nielsens going to compile a list of DAYTIME shows that are watched this way? I don’t think GL would be in as much trouble rating wise if you could account for all the people watching it via online.

  2. Profile photo of Lewis0817

    We now have 5 Soaps online – They need to start accounting for them!!! And ABC has to add AMC & OLTL, same production company so we know its not a problem with that! Its not fair for those shows not to be online. Frankly if Soap Viewership was accounted for online, i dont think ratings would look so bleek anylonger.

  3. Profile photo of SusieQ

    Well, NBC could have had one more on the list if they hadn’t treated Scrubs like crap – take that NBC -lol!

    Can’t say I’m surprised by shows on the list. It would be interesting to see how both Daytime and Cable shows do online as well.

  4. Profile photo of Johnathon

    And just like the ratings for T.v. these numbers really don’t count either lol.

    The internet is a whole nother ball game, people don’t just watch on the Networks website.

    Also most shows air leagaly on multiple sites, Official network, Hulu, Veoh, AOL, etc. Not to mention the Bittorrenters, the Youtubers (and Youtube Clones).

    Anyways the numbers are interesting, even if they are not complete lol.

  5. Profile photo of mikese

    I don’t know what i would do without my HD DVR anytime i’m not home i have to record my shows and it’s great on a rainy day to be able to sit down and catch up with my favorite tv shows.

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