December’s Most Popular; Least Popular 2008

As 2008 comes to an end, I’ve gone over the statistics for Television Obscurities and put together some lists showing the most popular articles, exhibits and videos for the month of December and the year as a whole. Recall that these numbers can be easily skewed if another website links to a specific article at Television Obscurities and sends a huge amount of traffic to that particular article.

Ten Most Popular Articles – December 2008

The Color Revolution: Television In The Sixties
10 Of The Most Outlandish TV Concepts Ever
Batgirl and the Batman Phenomenon
The Outsiders
Mr. Lucky
The New People
W*A*L*T*E*R
Outtakes, Bloopers & Goofs
The Ugliest Girl in Town
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

Switch Outtakes, Bloopers & Goofs with Red Dwarf USA and you’ll have the top ten articles from November.

Three Most Popular Exhibits – December 2008

Famous Faces Do Commercials
TV Guide – Behind the Scenes of the 1964-1965 Season
Network Television Promotion

TV Guide – Behind the Scenes of the 1964-1965 Season knocked Full Issue of 1951 TV News out of the top three. Interesting.

Ten Most Popular Videos – December 2008

Batgirl Promotional Short (Batgirl and the Batman Phenomenon)
The Final Scene From I Married Dora
Opening Credits to Mr. Lucky
Opening to W*A*L*T*E*R
Promo for the Series Premiere of The Outsiders
Opening Credits to Cliffhangers
Promo for ABC’s Monday Night Line-Up (The New People)
Promo for the Third Episode of The Outsiders
Batman Promotional Spot (Batgirl and the Batman Phenomenon)
Closing Theme to Mr. Lucky

Again, most of these were in the top ten for November as well, although last month scenes from the two unsold U.S. Red Dwarf pilots were the top two videos. I’m very interested to see that the final scene from I Married Dora and the opening credits from Cliffhangers are so popular.

Out of sheer curiosity, I looked at the least popular articles for 2008 as a whole.

Ten Least Popular Articles – 2008

Home Free
A Brief History of Television Writers: 1949-1979 (Part 4)
A Brief History of Television Writers: 1949-1979 (Part 2)
The Angel Presentation Reel
The Tab Hunter Show
Midseason 1979 (Part 2)
TV Guide Promotional Spots
Midseason 1979*
Television Programs in 1941
Coronet Blue

*This is for the entire Midseason 1979 article. It is also available in two parts, both of which are more popular.

Obviously, the two newest articles (Coronet Blue and Television Programs in 1941) haven’t had as much time to be discovered by visitors, so they’re understandably at the bottom of the popularity ranking. And I’m the first to admit that A Brief History of Television Writers: 1949-1979 is dense and not all that interesting. But why aren’t more people interested in The Tab Hunter Show or TV Guide Promotional Spots?


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