The rankings of television Web sites from Experian Hitwise for the week ending Oct. 16 showed few changes from the previous week, with the most noise being made by MTV’s Teen Mom, which passed fellow MTV series Jersey Shore in the cable-show ranking and pushed its way into the overall top three.
The top-three cable-news shows were unchanged from the week ending Oct. 9: Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, followed by MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show.
The top three late-night talk-show sites remained the same for the third consecutive week: Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, and NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The broadcast-show rankings showed even more consistency, with no movement for the fourth straight week: ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Fox’s Glee, and CBS’ NCIS. And the top three broadcast-network sites were also unchanged from last week: CBS, ABC, and The CW. There were no fast risers on the broadcast list.
The same three shows topped the cable list, with Comedy Central’s South Park at No. 1, Teen Mom at No. 2, and Jersey Shore in third place. Fast risers were Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers (to No. 11 from No. 23), Travel’s Ghost Adventures (16 from 28), Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts (22 from 78), and TLC’s Sister Wives (23 from 38).
When combining broadcast and cable networks, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants seized the top spot, bumping former No. 1 Dancing with the Stars out of the top three. South Park was No. 2, and Teen Mom made its debut on this list at No. 3. The only fast riser was Cartoon Network’s Tower Prep (13 from 28).