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Top 10 US Lists for 2009: Google number one (still), Twilight Saga: New Moon isn’t.
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Here it is, 2009’s Top 10 US Lists. American Idol still dominates American homes; without a doubt Google is still numero uno in the Internet but Yahoo tops Mobile service. Surprise, surprise- Twilight Saga: New Moon isn’t number one in the Box Office. Twilight did make it top in DVD sales. Really? Taylor Swift’s album is tops? Check out the most downloaded and most listened to song in 2009!

Top 10 TV Programs – Regularly Scheduled

1 American Idol-Wednesday FOX 14.4 (% of Homes in U.S. (Rating)
2 American Idol-Tuesday FOX 13.8
3 Dancing with the Stars ABC 12.0
4 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 11.7
5 Dancing with the Stars – Results Show ABC 9.9
6 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 9.8
7 NCIS CBS 9.4
8 NFL Regular Season L ESPN 8.8
8 Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick NBC 8.8
10 The Good Wife CBS 8.5
Source: The Nielsen Company
*Top primetime programs: Note Data from Jan 01, 2009- November 29, 2009, regularly scheduled programs. Household
Ratings include Live and Same Day timeshifted viewing. Excludes programs with less than 4 telecasts and programs under 5
minutes

Top 10 Online Web Brands (U.S. Home & Work)

1 Google 147,301 (Avg Monthly Unique Audience (000))
2 Yahoo! 134,179
3 MSN/WindowsLive/Bing 112,389
4 YouTube 100,211
5 Facebook 94,459
6 Microsoft 92,086
7 AOL Media Network 91,548
8 Fox Interactive Media 68,951
9 Wikipedia 59,226
10 Apple 58,503
Source: The Nielsen Company
Note: Data from June – October 2009

Top 10 Brands Accessed Over Mobile Phones (U.S.) –
January – September 2009

1 Yahoo!
2 Google
3 MSN/WindowsLive/Bing
4 AOL Media Network
5 Weather Channel
6 Facebook
7 CNN Digital Network
8 Fox Interactive Media
9 ESPN
10 Apple
Source: The Nielsen Company, Nielsen Mobile NetView (January 2009-September 2009)

Top 10 Mobile Video Channels (U.S.)
Rank Brand
1 YouTube
2 FOX
3 The Weather Channel
4 Comedy Central
5 CBS
6 ABC
7 MTV
8 NBC
9 ESPN
10 E!
Source : The Nielsen Company, Nielsen Mobile Video Report 2009 YTD, Q1 2009-Q3 2009.
Rankings based on average audience 2009 YTD.

Top 10 Box Office – All Theatrical – thru Nov. 30, 2009
[Rank Title]  [Distributor]  [Cumulative Total US$]  [Open Date]

1 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Paramount 402,111,870 6/24/2009
2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. 301,948,049 7/15/2009
3 Up Disney 293,004,164 5/29/2009
4 The Hangover Warner Bros. 277,283,642 6/5/2009
5 Star Trek Paramount 257,730,019 5/8/2009
6 Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit 255,363,052 11/20/2009
7 Monsters vs. Aliens Paramount 198,351,526 3/27/2009
8 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Fox 196,573,705 7/1/2009
9 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Fox 179,883,157 5/1/2009
10 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Fox 177,243,721 5/22/2009
Source: The Nielsen Company / The Hollywood Reporter
Note: Data from Jan. 5, 2009 – Dec. 6, 2009 US and Canada Only. Traditionally, box office sales see significant increases
during the holidays.

Top 10 DVD Sales
Rank Title Distributor Release Date

1 Twilight Universal Home Entertainment 3/21/2009
2 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Paramount Home Entertainment 10/20/2009
3 Up Disney/Buena Vista Home Video 11/10/2009
4 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount Home Entertainment 2/6/2009
5 Dark Knight Warner Home Video 12/9/2008
6 Gran Torino Warner Home Video 6/9/2009
7 Star Trek Paramount Home Entertainment 11/17/2009
8 Bolt Disney/Buena Vista Home Video 3/24/2009
9 Marley & Me 20th Century Fox Home Ent 3/31/2009
10 Quantum of Solace 20th Century Fox Home Ent 3/24/2009
Source: The Nielsen Company
Note: Data from Jan. 5, 2009 – Nov. 29, 2009; several key 4Q titles have not yet been released as of Dec 8. Note: Based
on Aggregate Disc unit sales (DVD, Blu-ray, etc.) from Jan 4 2009 thru Nov 29 2009. Does not include data from Wal*Mart.
Most other sell-through retailers are included.

Top 10 Music Albums
Rank Title Artist
1 Fearless Taylor Swift
2 I am…Sasha Fierce Beyonce
3 Dark Horse Nickelback
4 Twilight Soundtrack
5 Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack
6 Circus Britney Spears
7 808s & Heartbreak Kanye West
8 The Fame Lady Gaga
9 Relapse Eminem
10 The E.N.D. The Black Eyed Peas
Source: Billboard 200 / The Nielsen Company
Note: Data from Billboard issue dates Dec 6, 2008 issue through November November 28, 2009
(sales data from Nov. 17, 2008 through November 15, 2009).

Top 10 Most Listened to Songs on the Radio

1 Love Story Taylor Swift
2 You Belong With Me Taylor Swift
3 I’m Yours Jason Mraz
4 Knock You Down Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo
5 Boom Boom Pow The Black Eyed Peas
6 Just Dance Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis
7 Blame It Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain
8 I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
9 Poker Face Lady Gaga
10 Live Your Life T.I. featuring Rihana
Source: Billboard Hot 100 Airplay / The Nielsen Company
Note: Data from Billboard issue dates Dec 6, 2008 issue through November 28, 2009 (airplay tracking dates of Nov. 17, 2008 through November 15, 2009).

Top 10 Most Digitally Downloaded Songs

1 Boom Boom Pow The Black Eyed Peas
2 Poker Face Lady Gaga
3 Just Dance Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis
4 Right Round Flo Rida
5 I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
6 Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) Beyonce
7 Gives You Hell The All-American Rejects
8 Love Story Taylor Swift
9 Heartless Kanye West
10 I’m Yours Jason Mraz
Source: Billboard Hot Digital Songs / The Nielsen Company
Note: Data from Billboard issue dates Dec 6, 2008 issue through November 28, 2009
(Sales data from Nov. 17, 2008 through November 15, 2009).

Top 10 Mobile Phones in Use (U.S.) – January -October 2009

1 Apple 3G iPhone 4.0%
2 RIM BlackBerry 8300 Series (Curve, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8350i) 3.7%
3 Motorola RAZR V3 series (V3, V3c, V3m, V3i, V3i DG, V3) 2.3%
4 LG VX9100 (enV2) 2.1%
5 LG Voyager 1.7%
6 Samsung SPH-M540 (Rant) 1.5%
7 RIM BlackBerry 9530 series (Storm) 1.4%
8 LG VX9700 (Dare) 1.3%
9 LG Vu series (CU915, CU920) 1.3%
10 RIM BlackBerry 8100 series (Pearl, 8110, 8120, 8129) 1.2%
Source: The Nielsen Company

Top 10 PC Game Titles in the U.S.

1 World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment (Publisher)
2 The Sims Electronic Arts Inc.
3 The Sims 2 Electronic Arts Inc.
4 RuneScape Jagex Ltd.
5 Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Game Studios
6 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision
7 Left 4 Dead Electronic Arts Inc.
8 Call of Duty Activision
9 Diablo II Blizzard Entertainment
10 Fallout 3 Bethesda Softworks
Source: The Nielsen Company
Note: Data from Jan 5, 2009 – Nov. 29, 2009.

About The Nielsen Company
The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and business publications (Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek). The privately held company is active in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. For more information, please visit, www.nielsen.com.

Happy 2010!

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