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American Idol, Superbowl, Oscar Awards top viewership in US

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MUMBAI: American Idol, the Superbowl, the Oscar Awards and the dance based reality show Dancing With The Stars topped the list of most viewed television shows, according to Nielsen which looked at the most popular media trends among Americans during 2006.

This is the first time the Nielsen companies have released a compilation of “Top 10’s” for the Nielsen brands.

. CSI, Desperate Housewives, Without A Trace, Deal Or No Deal and Grey's Anatomy also made the cut.

In terms of films Pirates Of The Caribbean 2, Cars, X-Men 3, The Da Vinci Code and Superman Returns were the top grossers. An Inconvenient Truth featuring former US VP Al Gore was the top grossing documentary film. Cars, Ice Age 2 and Over the Hedge were top grossing animation films. In terms of DVD sales Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire came out on top followed by The Chronicles Of Narnia, Cars and Pirates Of The Caribbean 2. In terms of web brands Yahoo!, MySpace, Google and eBay were the top four.

The top advertisers were Procter And Gamble, GM, AT&T, Ford, Daimlerchrysler and Time Warner. In the online space the top advertisers were Gus, Vonage Holdings, Netflix, NexTag and Verizon. In terms of product placement on television the top brands were Coca Cola, Chef Revival Apparel, Nike, 24 Hour Fitness Clubs and Chicago Bears.

In terms of books sold in the US the top five were For One More Day by Mitch Albom, Beach Road by James Patterson, horror writer Stephen King's Cell, James Patterson's The 5th Horseman and Janet Evanovich's Twelve Sharp. Going forward this informatio

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