Top Web parent companies: Microsoft, Time Warner, Yahoo!

Nielsen//NetRatings rounded up top Web parent companies for September 2005. Microsoft, Time Warner (with AOL) and Yahoo! owned the top-visited networks of sites in September 2005, followed by Google and eBay. However, when you take a look at the “stickiness” of the networks, AOL leads, followed by Yahoo!, Microsoft and eBay. On average, Internet users spent 47 minutes and 48 seconds on Google properties in September 2005.

Top parent companies in September 2005

Rank Parent Company Audience, 000 Average time
1. Microsoft 108,129 2:08:46
2. Time Warner 100,073 5:01:48
3. Yahoo! 99,681 3:37:28
4. Google 81,584 0:47:48
5. eBay 57,831 2:00:34
6. United States Government 57,065 0:27:26
7. InterActiveCorp 52,802 0:26:39
8. Amazon 41,223 0:26:15
9. Real Networks 37,695 0:46:31
10. Walt Disney Internet Group 37,275 0:36:30
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings