Hitwise: Discovery Channel’s Life Shows Some Life

According to Hitwise, CBS overtook ABC as the top-ranked broadcast-network Website for the week ending March 20, with ABC finishing second.

Fox’s American Idol remained the top broadcast-network-show Website yet again, but CBS’ Survivor jumped past Fox’s America’s Most Wanted to claim the No. 2 position, with AMW placing third.

The top three spots for cable networks (adults only) were unchanged from the week of March 13: Comedy Central’s South Park, Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, and Comedy’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

When combining broadcast and cable networks, South Park roared back into the No. 1 position, with Idol and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants rounding out the top three.

Fast risers on the broadcast list were three offerings from ABC: Desperate Housewives (to No. 9 from No. 19), V (23 from 45), and FlashForward (24 from 57).

Cable’s fast risers were Discovery Channel’s Life (6 from 26), HGTV’s Holmes on Homes (14 from 42), Food Network’s Down Home with the Neelys (24 from 36), and Comedy’s Ugly Americans (25 from 39).

Fast risers among the top 25 Websites were Life (11 from 53), FX’s Justified (12 from 34), and Desperate Housewives (24 from 49).

Click here to see the report.