Television

MySpace.com gets 50 mn US visitors in May: comScore Media Metrix

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/05/23/myspace.jpg?itok=DdRZ9DDP

MUMBAI: comScore Media Metrix, which provides insight into American consumer behaviour and attitudes has released its monthly analysis of consumer activity at top online properties and categories.

The social networking phenomenon continued its stratospheric ascent, as MySpace.com reached new heights with 50 million visitors in May and YouTube.com nearly doubled its traffic from April, reaching 12.6 million visitors.

In addition to shopping for moms and grads, checking out job sites, and staying on top of personal finance and politics in May, Americans also flocked to their favourite TV show and sports sites, including those focused on the World Cup and NBA playoff games. 

comScore Media Metrix president and CEO Peter Daboll says, "The popularity of social networking is not expected to wane in the near future. This is a phenomenon we're seeing not only in the U.S., but also around the world. The challenge for social networking sites will now be monetisation and how advertisers will respond to the global marketing potential of these sites."

Americans demonstrated their interest in the World Cup soccer tournament and NBA Playoffs in the weeks preceeding the June tournaments. The NBA Internet Network attracted 6.3 million visitors in May which represents a 24 per cent increase versus April. fifaworldcup.yahoo.com -- the official World Cup site -- doubled its traffic, reaching more than 788,000 visitors.

Even more impressive was the worldwide traffic to the official World Cup site during the opening days of the tournament, with more than five million unique visitors from around the globe visiting the site on 9 June. Traffic to the site remained strong throughout the opening weekend, with average daily visitors through 11 June surpassing 4.4 million visitors.

Television fans headed to TV web sites in numbers to check out details for the season finales of their favourite shows. ABC, which aggressively promoted streamed versions of Lost and Desperate Housewives was rewarded with a 39 per cent increase in visitors to ABC.com, surging to 6.9 million visitors.

Traffic to the Lost site increased 71 per cent to 1.2 million visitors in May. Meanwhile, the Desperate Housewives site attracted 528,000 visitors, up 36 per cent from the prior month, and the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition site saw a 41 per cent uptick in traffic to 286,000 visitors. The season finale of NBC's long running ER drove traffic to the show's site, with 236,000 visitors in May, up 49 per cent compared to April.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/27/sony.jpg?itok=OpDmzqmq
Sony Pictures Network builds team for kids channel, appoints two execs

MUMBAI: Celebration at Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) seems to be continuing. The network recently launched its factual entertainment channel Sony BBC Earth with BBC Earth. Now, the network is gearing up to launch another channel, Sony kids channel. The channel is slated for an April launch....

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/27/Oscar.jpg?itok=wY1KKlcJ
Oscar-winning 'Danish Girl' unsuitable for TV despite theatrical release, Sony expresses regret

NEW DELHI / MUMBAI: The Oscar-winning Hollywood film The Danish Girl, which had been released in theatres in the country in January 2016 with an ‘Adults only’ certificate and no cut, has been denied its television premiere in India on Sony Le PLEX HD channel. A Central Bureau of Film Certification...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/24/BARC_1%20%281%29.jpg?itok=4rZPuncb
Star Plus & Sony Pal continue to dominate GEC market

In week 11 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India data, Star Plus continued to led both the market Urban and (U+R). Sony Pal maintained its leadership position.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/25/SWAMI.jpg?itok=RVOfsNYz
Depute law officer to probe NDTV tax case, Swamy urges FM

Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has recommended through his Twitter handle that the finance ministry should field a Law Officer with the integrity to challenge NDTV's income tax case of Rs.525 cr failing which it would have to face protest by him (Swamy.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/24/Shots-Fired%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=Mdip66Cr
'Shots Fired' starring Hunt to debut on Star World Premiere HD

Star World Premiere HD turns up the drama this month with the gripping limited TV series ‘ Shots Fired’ that will exclusively air on the channel every Saturday, 10pm starting 25 March.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/24/master%20%281%29.jpg?itok=G0-nG5vY
Barbie reaffirms ‘You can be anything’ with MasterChef on Star World

Barbie’s message of You Can Be Anything is going to spread far and wide, reaching out to moms and kids, with Barbie’s latest association as the presenting sponsor for popular TV series – MasterChef U.S. Junior season 5 that will air every Sunday at 9pm on Star World and Star World HD.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/24/ndtv%20%281%29.jpg?itok=_sClALIX
NDTV back with 'Get The Look' with Ambika Anand

One of India’s premier lifestyle channel, NDTV Good Times, is back with its fashion makeover series ‘Get The Look’ with Ambika Anand. The longest running fashion makeover show on Indian television is donning a whole new avatar this season, as it celebrates Cutting Edge Indian Style by exploring...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/24/roy%20%281%29.jpg?itok=__3FJj_i
NDTV India ban reversal: Centre wants apology, counsel seeks time from SC

The Central Government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the one-day blackout order against New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) India will be reversed only when the channel offers an apology for its coverage of the Pathankot militant attack on 2 January last year.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/24/raghav-bahl%20%281%29.jpg?itok=5kSEgS_c
Raghav Bahl favours 'reverse mentoring' in media, awaits licence to start channel

Senior media professional Raghav Bahl believes senior editors need to encourage the thoughts of young journalists as "their perspective towards news is different and connected to the new-age digital readers."

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories