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Nielsen Names Most Popular TV Shows, Movies, Music of 2006

December 21st, 2006 10:13am EST
American IdolSeveral Nielsen media tracking businesses just released a year-end look at the most popular media trends among Americans during 2006. This is the first time the Nielsen companies have released a compilation of "Top 10's" for the Nielsen brands. Following is a sampling of Nielsen's results:


Top 10 TV Programs - Regularly Scheduled - 2006



1 American Idol-Tuesday FOX
2 American Idol-Wednesday FOX
3 Dancing With The Stars ABC
4 CSI CBS
5 Dancing W/Stars Results ABC
6 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC
7 CSI: Miami CBS 10.3
8 Desperate Housewives ABC
9 House FOX
10 Deal Or No Deal-Mon NBC
10 Without A Trace CBS


Pirates of the Caribbean Top 10 Box Office - All Theatrical - 2006


1 Pirates of the Caribbean 2 $423,315,812
2 Cars $244,082,982
3 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
4 The Da Vinci Code $217,536,138
5 Superman Returns $200,081,192
6 Ice Age: The Meltdown $195,330,621
7 Over the Hedge $155,019,340
8 Happy Feet $149,244,791
9 Talladega Nights: The Ballad $148,213,377
10 Casino Royale $137,501,384

High School Musical Top 10 Albums - 2006


1 High School Musical Soundtrack 3,480,000 units sold
2 Rascal Flatts Me And My Gang 3,060,000
3 Carrie Underwood Some Hearts 2,460,000
4 Nickelback All The Right Reasons 2,310,000
5 James Blunt Back To Bedlam 2,060,000
6 Justin Timberlake Futuresex/Love Sounds 1,950,000
7 Dixie Chicks Taking The Long Way 1,770,000
8 Mary J. Blige Breakthrough 1,750,000
9 Various Artists Now 21 1,640,000
10 Beyonce B'day 1,600,000


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