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March Data Is LIVE at Compete

With March data live, we compiled the list of ten fastest growing sites last month. In March, financial services sites fell out of the fastest growing list in favor of some seasonal television trends.

Traffic Spikes for “Game of Thrones” Season 3

Season 3 of Game of Thrones kicked off on this past Sunday, March 31st, on HBO, after much anticipation from fans. HBO reported 4.4 million viewers tuned in for the premiere, and another one million pirated the episode within 24 hours–not surprising considering it was the most illegally downloaded television show in 2012. How much attention is the new season getting online?

Why eCommerce Can Thrive in a Soft LCD TV Market

Image from: Old Television / Shutterstock CNN Money recently reported that for the first time ever, shipments of LCD TVs were down in Q1 2012. The article attributes the decline to market saturation – most consumers already own a flatpanel TV, and those who don’t are likely willing to defer their purchase, especially given the weak global economy. We’ve seen from past research that the majority of TV purchases are

Netflix: Making a Couch Potato’s Job Just a Little Easier

Image from: People Watching TV / Shutterstock Last weekend was another beautiful summer weekend on the east coast, and how did I spend it? Swimming? No. Jogging or Hiking? Absolutely not. I spent my weekend on Netflix watching every episode of the sitcom Louie. I usually try to stay active, and even though I came very close to canceling my subscription during their pricing shift not too long ago I’ve

New Girl Threatens Veteran Shows Online

Image from: The Faster Times Everyone keeps telling me that I have to start watching New Girl; I have heard exclusively good things, and according to an AdAge article published today the new show even ousted American Idol to make the list of sites with the most social media check-ins. I wanted to look and see what the Compete PRO data said about all of the New Girl hype. Although

Could the Madmen Go Digital?

Image from: Huffington Post Madmen is back and with the newest trend of #draping surpassing the meme of #tebowing all over the Internet, I decided to look how the advertising gurus of the 60’s were holding up in the digital age. Looking on Compete.com we can see that keyword “Madmen” returned the following searches: Amctv.com returned the highest search volume with approximately 64% of search, not surprising since AMC is

MSOs Scrambling for PayTV Solutions

Image from: Kruglov_Orda / Shutterstock With existing players like, Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu, XfinityTV, Boxee, and emerging players like Amazon, the Over-the-Top (OTT) space continues to grow.  Consumers are exposed to more and more options and these options are cheaper! According to a recent Compete survey, 15% of consumers are not at all likely to subscribe to PayTV service in the next 6 months.  This is a powerful number and

AMC TV: The Walking Dead is Eating Up Breaking Bad

When season 4 of AMC TV’s Breaking Bad came to an end in October, I struggled with an important decision: how do I fill the void created by my acute Breaking Bad withdrawal? Should I tune into AMC’s up-and-coming second season of The Walking Dead zombie series? For starters, I looked at what else viewers who visit AMCTV.com’s Breaking Bad section did online in September during the peak of the

Not Now… Why Can’t I Connect!

Image from: Ljupco Smokovski / Shutterstock As I sit here on a Sunday afternoon browsing the web for Christmas gifts, checking email, going on Facebook to see what friends are up to and looking up recipes for dinner, I become aware of how reliant I am on my Wi-Fi Service.  While I have my TV on, I’m not really paying attention to it, which gets me thinking…If I had to

Pan Am Takes Flight Again

This isn’t just a shameless plug for my new favorite TV show or to make my Halloween costume relevant – this is a look at the incredible brand revitalization that is occurring from an airline company that virtually disappeared in 1998. If you haven’t heard, ABC has piloted a new series entitled “Pan Am”, which hopes to capture the stories of the 1960’s jet age, particularly representing what it meant

Who’s Winning Now? Fall Broadcast Season Predictions

Premiere week of the new fall broadcast TV season has finally approached and the tune in rates achieved across the top 5 broadcast networks this week will certainly set the tone for the remainder of the season. Which programs will be deemed the clear winners of their night and time slot will soon be determined as viewers decide if the new and returning programs have won them over, securing their