Arbitron: Top Internet radio stations

RANK COMPANY TYPE TTSL
1 AOL [email protected] commercial 6,730,160
2 LAUNCH commercial 3,731,526
3 MUSICMATCH non-commercial 1,969,762
4 The Adsertion Network sales network 1,062,648
5 Virgin Radio commercial 485,076
6 Educational Media Foundation non-commercial 392,013
7 ABC Radio Network commercial 353,150
8 Standard Broadcasting commercial 292,502
9 New York Times commercial 227,055
10 AccuRadio commercial 151,302
11 KillerOldies.com commercial 134,538
12 WXPN-FM non-commercial 93,996
13 KING-FM non-commercial 80,498
14 KPLU non-commercial 66,596
15 3WK commercial 57,725

Nielsen: Top travel and automotive sites

Top 10 Online Travel Destinations

  Unique Audience (000) Active Reach (%)
MapQuest 4,601 4.71
Expedia 2,231 2.28
Orbitz.com 1,819 1.86
Travelocity 1,740 1.78
Yahoo! Travel 1,061 1.08
Southwest Airlines 1,025 1.05
AOL Travel 886 0.91
Hotels.com 791 0.81
Cheap Tickets 778 0.8


Top 10 Online Automotive Destinations

  Unique Audience (000) Active Reach (%)
eBay Motors 2,806 2.87
MSN Autos 864 0.88
Kelley Blue Book 676 0.69
AutoTrader.com 643 0.66
Ford 409 0.42
AOL Auto 400 0.41
Cars.com 375 0.38
Edmunds.com 324 0.33
jcwhitney.com 315 0.32
carsdirect.com 314 0.32

ComScore: Paid content up

The Online Publishers Association (OPA) reported that spending on paid content grew to $748 million in the first half of 2003, an increase of 23% over the same period last year. The study, conducted by ComScore Networks for OPA, showed 25% growth in the first quarter of 2003, with spending reaching $368 million, compared with $294 million for the first quarter of 2002. OPA said the top three paid content categories–personals and dating, business and investment, and entertainment and lifestyles–accounted for 65% of spending in the first half of 2003, up from 61% in 2002. U.S. consumers spent $214.3 million on personals content in the first half of 2003, a 76% increase for the segment over the first half of 2002, according to the report.