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In Demand: Weekly Roundup

March 09, 2009

Television

Broadcast TV

Top prime-time programs, Feb. 23 to March 1:

American Idol (Wed.)

Fox, 24.5 million viewers

AMERICAN IDOL (Thurs.)

Fox, 20.9

NCIS

CBS, 18.3

CSI

CBS, 17.7

CBS SUNDAY MOVIE

(Jesse Stone), 15.2

Season-to-date average prime-time viewership by network:

CBS: 11.2 million viewers

Fox: 8.9

ABC: 8.5

NBC: 7.9

Univision: 3.9

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Cable TV

Top cable TV programs,

Feb. 23-March 1:

WWE RAW

(Monday, 10 p.m.)

USA, 6.3 million viewers

THE CLOSER

TNT, 6.0

WWE RAW

(Monday, 9 p.m.)

USA, 5.7

PRESIDENTIAL

ADDRESS ANALYSIS

Fox News, 5.1

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

Fox News, 5.0

All figures are for live or same-day recorded viewing

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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MUSIC

Albums

Top albums of the week:

Fearless

(Taylor Swift)

Uncle Charlie

(Charlie Wilson)

The Fray

(The Fray)

Dark Horse

(Nickelback)

I am ... Sasha Fierce

(Beyonce)

Source: Nielsen SoundScan

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iTunes downloads

Top songs of the week:

Right Round

(Flo Rida)

Poker Face

(Lady GaGa)

Dead and Gone

(T.I.)

Kiss Me Thru the Phone

(Soulja Boy Tell 'Em)

Crack a Bottle

(Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem)

Source: Apple

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Radio

Songs getting the most

airplay:

Heartless

(Kanye West)

Love Story

(Taylor Swift)

Dead and Gone

(T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake)

Just Dance

(Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis)

Mad

(Ne-Yo)

Source: Nielsen BDS

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DVDs, GAMES

DVD sales

Top-selling movies of the week:

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3:

SENIOR YEAR (Disney)

MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2

AFRICA (DreamWorks)

BODY OF LIES

(Warner Bros.)

CHANGELING

(Universal)

SPACE BUDDIES

(Disney)

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DVD rentals

Top-rented movies of the week:

BODY OF LIES

(Warner Bros.)

CHANGELING

(Universal)

QUARANTINE

(Sony)

NIGHTS IN RODANTHE

(Warner Bros.)

THE HAUNTING OF

MOLLY HARTLEY

(20th Century Fox)

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Video games

Top-rented games of the week (with console, publisher):

CALL OF DUTY:

WORLD AT WAR

(Xbox 360, Activision-Blizzard)

STREET FIGHTER IV

(Xbox 360, Capcom)

F.E.A.R. 2: PROJECT ORIGIN

(Xbox 360, Warner Bros.)

GEARS OF WAR 2

(Xbox 360, Microsoft)

KILLZONE 2

(PlayStation 3, SCEA)

Source: Rentrak

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INTERNET

Web traffic

Top parent companies, for week ending Feb. 23:

GOOGLE, 76.3 million unique visitors

MICROSOFT, 63.8

YAHOO, 63.0

AOL, 36.5

NEWS CORP. ONLINE, 30.1

Source: Nielsen

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YouTube videos

Most viewed of the week:

WELCOME TO CONGRESS,

YOUTUBE, 930,370 views

THE HAUNTING

IN CONNECTICUT, trailer, 918,431

ADIDAS ORIGINALS

COMMERCIAL, with David Beckham and Kevin Garnett, 915,042

WOMAN BLOWS UP

HOT-WATER BOTTLE, 886,165

COUNTDOWN MIDNIGHT, ad for "Watchmen," 861,873

Source: YouTube

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Google search

Fast-rising search terms in California, for week ending March 6:

RACHAEL RAY, +750%

THE BACHELOR, +350%

FAFSA, +120%

BBB9 +90%

WATCHMEN, +80%

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Source: Google

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