Curious Canadian TV Fans Dictate What's Old is New Again - And They're Dancing Up an Online Storm



    
    Surging search results from Yahoo! Canada Buzz Index find dancing shows
    and retro programs most popular TV web searches this fall season
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Dance-themed shows are dominating the keyboards
and retro series have made a triumphant return, as <a href="http://ca.yahoo.com/">Yahoo! Canada</a> today
released its list of the most searched television shows while uncovering some
interesting trends.
    Canadians appear to be doing the September Shuffle as Dancing with the
Stars waltzed its way into the top spot of the most searched shows while
So You Think You Can Dance Canada also landed among the Top 10 list.
Additionally, what's hot amongst "new" shows seems to be what's "old" - both
remade retro favourites 90210 and Knight Rider appear in the top 3 on the most
searched new shows list.
    Tina Fey and 30 Rock also spiked after Emmy success - or perhaps a
popular Palin parody. Fey is currently the most searched TV star, and her show
sits in the number two spot of breakout shows - shows that have gone from
little to no searches to a large number of Buzz Index searches.
    "Our results show that Canadian's viewing habits and interests are as
varied and diverse as our citizens," says Huw Evans, Manager, Search
Editorial, Yahoo! Canada. "From celebrity twinkle toes to lifesaving doctors,
harlequin-like romances and talented Americans, we see a wide variety of
interest in television programs and viewers are turning to the web to delve in
even deeper to some of their favourite shows."

    
    Below is a breakdown of top searched television results (week ending
September 26, 2008):


    Top Shows Overall
    1.  Dancing with the Stars
    2.  Grey's Anatomy
    3.  Heroes
    4.  The Young and the Restless
    5.  Survivor
    6.  CSI Miami
    7.  So You Think You Can Dance Canada
    8.  Smallville
    9.  90210
    10. America's Got Talent

    Top New Shows
    1.  So You Think You Can Dance Canada
    2.  90210
    3.  Knight Rider
    4.  Fringe
    5.  Flashpoint

    Top Breakout shows
    1.  The Mentalist
    2.  30 Rock
    3.  CSI New York
    4.  Doctor Who
    5.  Late Show with David Letterman
    6.  Star Academie
    7.  Cold Case
    8.  Meet the Barkers
    9.  Top Chef
    10. The Price is Right

    Top TV People
    1.  Tina Fey
    2.  Oprah Winfrey
    3.  Olivia Wilde
    4.  Ellen Degeneres
    5.  Audrina Patridge
    6.  Lauren Conrad
    7.  Dr. Phil
    8.  Aubrey O'Day
    9.  Heidi Montag
    10. Heidi Klum
    

    The Yahoo! Canada Buzz Index (http://ca.buzz.yahoo.com/) provides insight
and commentary for the top Canadian searches as measured by Yahoo! Canada
Search. After the data has been collected from the Yahoo! Canada Search log
files, the Buzz Index team reviews the total number of people searching for
specific subjects, along with spikes of interest in searches at particular
times of the year.

    About Yahoo! Canada

    Yahoo! Canada Co. is a leading Internet destination that provides online
products and services to meet the needs of Canadians and offers a range of
tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users.
Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its
sites, www.yahoo.ca and http://qc.yahoo.ca. In Canada, Yahoo! sites were
visited by more than 16 million Canadians in August 2008 (comScore Media
Metrix, August, 2008). Yahoo! Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.





For further information:

For further information: For Interviews and More Information: Clive
Hobson, Yahoo! Canada, (416) 848-6184, chobson@yahoo-inc.com; Jessica
Davidson/Laura Butcher, Environics Communications, Inc., (416) 969-2735/(416)
969-2766, jdavidson@environicspr.com/lbutcher@environicspr.com

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