I’m not sure if anyone is actually interested in this information, so consider the following an experiment. I’ve gone over the site statistics for Television Obscurities (I use AWStats) for November and pulled out some numbers that reflect the most popular articles, exhibits and videos over the course of the last month, as of 10:30PM EST.
But first, a caveat: Obviously, if another website links to a specific article at Television Obscurities and sends a huge amount of traffic to that particular article, the end results are skewed statistics. Also, because there are only five exhibits available at the moment, I am only going to show the top three.
Ten Most Popular Articles
The Color Revolution: Television In The Sixties
10 Of The Most Outlandish TV Concepts Ever
Red Dwarf USA
Batgirl and the Batman Phenomenon
The Ugliest Girl in Town
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
The New People
I’m not surprised that 10 Of The Most Outlandish TV Concepts Ever, The Outsiders or The New People are in the Top Ten; both have been among the most popular articles at Television Obscurities since the beginning. On the flip side, it was a little unexpected to see Red Dwarf USA or Mr. Lucky so popular.
Three Most Popular Exhibits
I am thrilled that the Full Issue of 1951 TV News is so popular. And I will be interested to see how well TV Guide – Behind the Scenes of the 1964-1965 Season does next month.
Ten Most Popular Videos
Scene From the Second Pilot (Red Dwarf)
Scene From the First Pilot (Red Dwarf)
Batgirl Promotional Short (Batgirl and the Batman Phenomenon)
Opening to W*A*L*T*E*R
Opening Credits to Mr. Lucky
Promo for the Series Premiere of The Outsiders
The Final Scene From I Married Dora
Promo for the Third Episode of The Outsiders
NBC’s 1966 Fall Preview for The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
Promo for ABC’s Monday Night Line-Up (The New People)
It makes a certain amount of sense that all of the most popular videos are from the most popular articles. I am a little curious, however, at the fact that only one video from The New People made it into the top ten.