comScore September Top 50 Web Rankings - TV, Sports & News Sites Gain

American consumers were particularly in tune to television, sports, and news Web sites in September as the Fall TV season premiered, football season kicked off, Suri Cruise was introduced to the world, and September 11th was remembered, according to the comScore Media Metrix monthly analysis of U.S. consumer activity at top online properties and categories for September 2006.  

  • Yahoo remains No.1 with almost 130 million unique visitors
  • Craigslist comes in at No.50 with 13.8 million uniques visitors
  • Online Gambling was the top gaining category, posting a 17% gain versus August.  

Top 10 Gaining Categories by Unique Visitors - Sept. 2006 vs. Aug 2006 (Total U.S. Home, Work and University Internet Users)

 

Sept-06
(000)

Percentage
Change

Total Internet : Total Audience

173,428

0%

Online Gambling

27,400

17%

Gaming Information

40,841

16%

Incentives

18,990

10%

Toys

22,210

7%

Sports

73,230

7%

Genealogy

8,433

6%

Education - Information

63,705

6%

TV

76,550

5%

Entertainment - News

37,499

5%

Multimedia

103,710

4%

Source: comScore Media Metrix

Top 50 Properties

In September, the top 10 properties remained unchanged with Yahoo! Sites retaining its position at number one, attracting nearly 130 million unique visitors.   CBS Corporation and NBC Universal enjoyed large increases in visitors, entering the ranking this month at numbers 19 and 34, respectively.  NFL Internet group also entered the ranking this month at number 37, attracting more than 16 million unique visitors eager for the start of football season. Wikipedia Sites also moved up four spots to number 11, drawing 35 million unique visitors.

Top 50 Web Properties - September 2006  
Total U.S. – Home, Work and University Locations Source: comScore Media Metrix 

Rank

Property

Unique Visitors
(000s)

 

Rank

Property

Unique Visitors
(000s)

 

Total Internet Users

173,428

 

 

 

 

1

Yahoo! Sites

129,724

 

26

Target Corporation

22,835

2

Time Warner Network

120,276

 

27

Bank of America

22,305

3

Microsoft Sites

119,376

 

28

CareerBuilder LLC

21,831

4

Google Sites

107,365

 

29

YOUTUBE.COM

20,759

5

eBay

78,991

 

30

Real.com Network

20,476

6

Fox Interactive Media

70,858

 

31

Gannett Sites

20,453

7

Ask Network

54,842

 

32

Shopzilla.com Sites

20,414

8

Amazon Sites

49,498

 

33

ESPN

20,385

9

New York Times Digital

40,523

 

34

NBC Universal

19,771

10

Viacom Digital

35,115

 

35

Comcast Corporation

17,798

11

Wikipedia Sites

35,057

 

36

Vendare Media

16,990

12

Verizon Communications Corporation

34,252

 

37

NFL Internet Group

16,401

13

Weather Channel, The

33,293

 

38

ARTISTdirect Network

15,745

14

Apple Computer, Inc.

31,873

 

39

E.W. Scripps

15,631

15

CNET Networks

28,744

 

40

Weatherbug Property

15,398

16

AT&T, Inc.

27,230

 

41

Photobucket.com LLC

14,729

17

United Online, Inc

26,461

 

42

EA Online

14,643

18

Adobe Sites

26,402

 

43

Cox Enterprises Inc.

14,425

19

CBS Corporation

26,398

 

44

WebMD Health

14,268

20

Lycos, Inc.

25,706

 

45

iVillage.com: The Womens Network

14,257

21

Wal-Mart

24,971

 

46

Ticketmaster

14,224

22

Monster Worldwide

24,828

 

47

JPMorgan Chase Property

14,137

23

Gorilla Nation Media

24,499

 

48

WhitePages

14,086

24

Disney Online

23,377

 

49

OVERSTOCK.COM

13,930

25

Expedia Inc

22,995

 

50

CRAIGSLIST.ORG

13,803

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