2015’s Most Popular

It’s time for my annual look at the most popular aspects of Television Obscurities from the past year. I wish I could say 2015 was a huge year for the website and blog but unfortunately it wasn’t. After a nice increase in visitors and page views in 2014, last year actually saw drops across the board, some of them significant. That was more than a little disappointing.

On the other hand, visitors to the site are leaving more comments. There were 1,188 comments left in 2015, up quite a bit from the 892 comments left in 2014.

Top Ten Articles

It’s easy to figure out why some of the articles were so popular: The Rebel was released on DVD last year, the new Star Wars movie opened, and It’s About Time started airing on Antenna TV. I have no clue why my article on the 1978 “CBS: On The Air” anniversary extravaganza was so popular.

Only two articles have been among the Top Ten most popular each year since 2010: W*A*L*T*E*R and 10 Of The Most Outlandish TV Concepts Ever.

  1. The Rebel
  2. The Color Revolution: Television In The Sixties
  3. W*A*L*T*E*R
  4. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
  5. Star Wars on Network Television
  6. Mr. Lucky
  7. 10 Of The Most Outlandish TV Concepts Ever
  8. It’s About Time
  9. Batgirl and the Batman Phenomenon
  10. CBS: On The Air – A Celebration of 50 Years

Top Ten Blog Posts (Posted in 2015)

Here’s a look at the Top Ten blog posts that were actually published in 2015. I’m glad to see three posts from my A Year in TV Guide project were so popular.

  1. Me-TV, Antenna TV, and Cozi TV Winter 2015 Schedules (01/2015)
  2. Decades Diginet to Soft Launch January 16th (01/2015)
  3. A Year in TV Guide: January 23rd, 1965 (01/2015)
  4. A Year in TV Guide: March 13th, 1965 (03/2015)
  5. The Judy Garland Show and The Merv Griffin Show Coming to GetTV (10/2015)
  6. 2015 Early Television Convention to Feature TV Footage from 1947/1948 (04/2015)
  7. Let’s Predict the First Cancellation of the 2015-2016 Season (09/2015)
  8. CBS to Air I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith Christmas Specials (11/2015)
  9. A Year in TV Guide: May 15th, 1965 (05/2015)
  10. ABC Fall 1978 Posters: Sunday (09/2015)

Top Ten Blog Posts (Overall)

These are the Top Ten blog posts overall, not just those published last year. Why my October 2010 post commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show was so popular is a mystery to me.

  1. Me-TV, Antenna TV, and Cozi TV Winter 2015 Schedules (01/2015)
  2. What America Didn’t Watch – Monday, November 25th, 1963 (11/2013)
  3. The Ultimate Goldbergs Already Available? (02/2010)
  4. Neal Sabin May Have the Best Job Ever (06/2009)
  5. Me-TV Launches Nationally December 8th (11/2010)
  6. First National TV Guide Published 61 Years Ago Today (04/2014)
  7. Me-TV’s Fall Schedule Debuts September 1st (08/2014)
  8. 50 Years of The Andy Griffith Show (10/2010)
  9. Decades Diginet to Soft Launch January 16th (01/2015)
  10. Q & A: WCBS-TV’s Caught in the Middle (03/2010)

Top Ten Search Phrases

Notice that the bulk of the top search phrases from last year are related to one of the numerous “diginets” airing classic TV shows. I’m not sure why so many people came to Television Obscurities for information about MeTV, Decades, or Cozi rather than their official websites. Here’s the Top Ten:

  1. decades tv network
  2. television obscurities
  3. tv obscurities
  4. betac
  5. me-tv schedule
  6. why was f troop cancelled
  7. cozi tv schedule
  8. metv fall 2015 schedule
  9. decades tv
  10. decades tv network schedule

Other Interesting Search Phrases

Apparently quite a few people stumble upon Television Obscurities while researching color television and uncensored bloopers because there are dozens of search phrases relating to them both. Here are some other interesting ways people came to the site in 2015:

  • star wars on tv
  • when was color tv invented
  • tv series run for your life is it on cozi tv at 3 00am
  • bloopers unrated
  • when cable tv first debuted in your town wpix-tv 11 new york schedule for september 1971
  • book that shares a name with an old tv sitcom
  • what happened to rick ely
  • tv series run for your life is it on cozi tv at 3 00am
  • why is family ties not going to be monday on antenna tv

Incredibly, there were 11 different search phrases relating to actress Mary Grace, who played daughter Mlor on It’s About Time, no doubt due to the series airing on Antenna TV.


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