Hitwise: CBS’ NCIS Surges Into Broadcast’s Top Three

According to Hitwise, ABC remained the top-ranked broadcast-network Website for the week ending Jan. 30, with CBS holding onto the No. 2 spot.

The top two broadcast-network shows were unchanged — Fox’s American Idol and ABC’s The Bachelor — but CBS’ NCIS shot up to No. 3 on the list.

Comedy Central’s South Park held onto the top spot for cable networks (adults only), but MTV’s Jersey Shore slipped to third, overtaken by fellow MTV series Teen Mom, which claimed second place.

When combining broadcast and cable networks, the top three were unchanged from the week of Jan. 23: Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, South Park, and Idol.

Fast risers on the broadcast list were ABC’s Lost (to No. 6 from No. 16) and CBS’ Ghost Whisperer (16 from 28).

Cable’s fast risers were USA Network’s Psych (12 from 45), MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew (20 from 88), MTV’s 16 and Pregnant (22 from 38), and Food Network’s Cooking for Real (23 from 35).

Fast risers among the top 25 Websites were Food’s Paula’s Home Cooking (16 from 27), and CBS’ CSI (25 from 36).

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