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Hitwise: Big Week for The O'Reilly Factor, The Late Show with David Letterman, Dancing with the Stars

Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor surged to the top of the list of highest-ranked cable-news-show Web sites from Hitwise for the week ending Sept. 25, followed by two offerings from MSNBC: The Rachel Maddow Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, respectively.

In the newly introduced late-night talk-show category, CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman jumped from third to first, dropping NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno into the No. 2 slot. NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon joined the list in third place.

As for broadcast, ABC surged to the top spot for network sites, with CBS coming in second. The top three broadcast-show sites were ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Fox’s Glee, and CBS’ NCIS. And fast risers were CBS’ Big Bang Theory (to No. 9 from No. 19), ABC’s Modern Family (10 from 34), Fox’s Bones (11 from 23), CBS’ Two and a Half Men (15 from 26), CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles (19 from 29), Fox’s Fringe (20 from 47), and Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen (24 from 57).

Comedy Central’s South Park assumed its usual perch atop the adults-only cable-show site list, followed by MTV’s Jersey Shore, and Comedy’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

When combining broadcast and cable shows, Dancing with the Stars displaced Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants to claim the No. 1 position, dropping SpongeBob to second, while South Park placed third. Fast risers were Glee (4 from 33), CBS’ NCIS (7 from 17), ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (12 from 26), Fox’s House (16 from 50), CBS’ CSI (17 from 54), Big Bang Theory (18 from 69), Modern Family (21 from 126), and Bones (23 from 83).

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