or


[01/20/09 - 07:56 AM]
NBC.com Smashes Traffic Records in '08
Among other broadcast network sites, NBC.com ranked number one in unique visitors in seven out of twelve months of the year.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC.COM SMASHES TRAFFIC RECORDS IN '08

Site Posts Record Numbers Across All Metrics

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - January 20, 2009 - NBC.com today announced its final traffic numbers for 2008, and posted record results across all meaningful measurements. All previous highs, including page views, unique visitors, visits and video streams, were bested and showed double-digit growth, year over year. Among other broadcast network sites, NBC.com ranked number one in unique visitors in seven out of twelve months of the year. The announcement was made by Vivi Zigler, President, NBC Universal Digital Entertainment.

"These results are tremendous," said Zigler. "In a year when entertainment was challenged by the strike, our users discovered the wealth of content on NBC.com, creating significant and sustained audience growth."

Adding to NBC.com's growth were the launches of several new and exciting content features and technical innovations. Among them - Viewing Parties, which allow users to watch full episodes while chatting with friends; "The Biggest Loser" League, a health-based social network built around the popular program; several webisode series from "The Office," "Heroes," and "Chuck"; in-universe content like "Heroes Evolutions: Friend or Foe" and "The Office"'s Meredith Blog; and original online programming such as Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog; "30 Rock"'s Kenneth the Web Page webisodes and the NBC Universal Digital Studio's "Gemini Division."

Traffic highlights from 2008 include:

--Page views increased 13%, uniques +34%, and visits +29%, year over year.

--Short video streams were up 66% and full episodes streams grew by 25%.

--NBC.com led all broadcast sites in unique visitors seven out of twelve months in 2008 (January, February, June, August, September, October and December).

--In 2008, NBC.com generated the highest monthly average uniques (8.3 million) versus all other broadcast network sites .

--"Saturday Night Live" and "The Office" were the site's top performers in page views - one and two respectively - followed by "Heroes," "The Biggest Loser," and "Deal or No Deal."

--The "SNL" clip starring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton scored as the most viewed "SNL" video ever (more than 11 million streams).

--The show sites with the highest short-clip streaming were "SNL," "The Office," "America's Got Talent," Jay Leno's Garage, and "Heroes."

--The show sites with the highest full episode streaming were "The Office," "Heroes," "Lipstick Jungle," "Chuck" and "30 Rock."

--NBC.com's widgets increased the overall reach of the brand online by an average of 43 per cent per month in Q4.

--Widget views increased almost ten-fold in Q4 (22 million views) versus Q1 (2.3 million) and totaled 35 million views in 2008.

Data provided by Omniture, comScore, and NetRatings.

NBC.com, the Emmy Award-winning broadcast network website, is a leading online and mobile destination for television and interactive entertainment. With both derivative and web-exclusive programming, NBC.com pioneered the "360" experience with "Heroes 360," which gave viewers a way to extend their entertainment experience beyond the broadcast, and the first weekly social networking experience attached to a primetime entertainment program with "Dunder Mifflin Infinity." The site offers full episode streaming of many NBC Entertainment shows as well as short clips, interactive games and social networking, including user-generated content. NBC.com continually develops new ways for consumers to experience entertainment content on both existing and emerging platforms. The site is the recipient of multiple Emmy and Webby awards for its content and applications. Please log on to www.nbc.com to learn more.





  [january 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· LIPSTICK JUNGLE (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)





[08/22/17 - 11:19 AM]
AMC Announces Casting for Upcoming Series "Lodge 49"
Brent Jennings, Sonya Cassidy, Linda Emond, David Pasquesi and Eric Allan Kramer will join the previously announced Wyatt Russell.

[08/22/17 - 10:45 AM]
Spellbinding Sweets Fill the New Season of "Halloween Baking Championship" Hosted by Comedian John Henson
Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young will serve as a judges on the new season.

[08/22/17 - 10:30 AM]
"Game of Thrones" Season Finale Debuts This Sunday, Aug. 27
The network notes said installment's total running time is 79 minutes, 43 seconds.

[08/22/17 - 10:00 AM]
Starz Developing a Series Under the Working Title "Black Samurai" with Jerry Bruckheimer Television, RZA's Wu Films, Starring Academy Award(R) Winner Common
The series will follow the character of Robert Sand (Common), a highly-trained American Army Ranger whose life is transformed when he meets a legendary Japanese master who invites him to train as a samurai.

[08/22/17 - 10:00 AM]
Nationwide Casting Call Underway for the Role of "Ralphie Parker" in FOX's Live Musical Production of "A Christmas Story"
"Ralphie" is a bright, but not precocious, nine-year-old boy whose only dream is to get a Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas.

[08/22/17 - 09:39 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Key Art & Trailer for "Strong Island"
The film will launch on Netflix and in limited theatrical release on September 15.

[08/22/17 - 09:29 AM]
"Jerry Before Seinfeld" Premieres Globally on Netflix September 19
In the hour-long special, Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Comic Strip in New York City for an intimate stand-up set at the club that helped launch his career.

[08/22/17 - 09:09 AM]
Oxygen Media Uncovers "Criminal Confessions" from Executive Producer Dick Wolf Premiering Sunday, October 1 at 7PM ET/PT
The series delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession.

[08/22/17 - 09:05 AM]
MTV Scares Up a Second Season of "Fear Factor" with Ludacris
The 20-episode order of "Fear Factor" from Endemol Shine North America is slated to premiere in 2018.

[08/22/17 - 09:04 AM]
Video: Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg Double Down on Mayweather vs McGregor Showtime PPV(R) Event
The pay channel has released a new video where superstars Combs and Wahlberg are following up on their previous Mayweather vs. Pacquiao wager.

[08/22/17 - 09:01 AM]
Morgan Freeman to Be Honored with 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award
Given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession," the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Freeman's exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors.

[08/22/17 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts Despite News Disruption
The Peacock once again wins the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/17 - 08:10 AM]
Chris Hansen Is Back to Unravel the Truth and Emotions Behind Every Homicide in Investigation Discovery's New Season of "Killer Instinct"
New episodes kick off Tuesday, September 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[08/22/17 - 07:42 AM]
It's a Fall Filled with Family, Friends and Frenemies When Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Returns with a Supersized Premiere on Wednesday, October 4 at 9PM ET/PT
Returning for another roller-coaster ride are Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, and Siggy Flicker, who are joined by new housewife Margaret Josephs.

[08/22/17 - 07:02 AM]
Travel Channel's Josh Gates Embarks on a Worldwide Expedition Searching for Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life in Four-Part Special Event
"Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials" begins Wednesday, October 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.