What Was Hot on TV in 2012: Bing Releases Most Searched Stats

American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian were hot on TV, hot online

We’ve already informed you that Kim Kardashian was the Most Searched Celebrity and Most Searched Reality Star in 2012, as per Bing. According to the same stats, her family’s reality show did not make it in the top 10, being replaced by newcomer Honey Boo Boo.

Bing has released the official lists for Most Searched in various categories in the year 2012.

As far as TV shows are concerned, the race was tight between live competitions, unscripted reality shows and scripted programming but, in the end, competitions that also engage viewers took home the figurative, virtual bacon.

American Idol remains one of the most searched TV shows online, being followed closely by Dancing With the Stars, which is now getting ready to wrap up its All-Stars edition.

Both shows have in common the fact that viewers are supposed to vote for their favorites.

At number 3 is the iconic daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” which recently celebrated its 40th year on air. Talk about longevity in the business.

“The Waking Dead,” the series that sees a group of humans fleeing and trying to survive the zombie apocalypse, lands in at number 4, with the animated “Family Guy” close on its heels at number 5.

The rest of the top 10 looks as follows: TLC’s new series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” “Glee,” “Vampire Diaries,” “The Bachelor” and HBO’s insanely successful “Game of Thrones.”

The same data from Bing tells us that, this year, Ellen DeGeneres came on top of the Most Searched Daytime Talk Shows, being closely followed by newcomer Bethenny Frankel.

Kim Kardashian and her two sisters Khloe and Kourtney occupied the first 3 positions (in this particular order) of the Most Searched Reality Star top 10.

Below are the complete stats:

Most Searched TV Show:

1. American Idol

2. Dancing With the Stars

3. “The Young and the Restless”

4. “The Walking Dead”

5. “Family Guy”

6. “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”

7. “Glee”

8. “Vampire Diaries”

9. “The Bachelor”

10. “Game of Thrones”

Most Searched Daytime Talk Shows:

1. Ellen DeGeneres

2. Bethenny Frankel

3. Rachael Ray

4. Anderson Cooper

5. The View

6. Dr. Oz Show

7. The Chew

8. Dr. Phil

9. The Talk

10. Kelly and Michael/ Live with Kelly

Most Searched Reality TV Stars:

1. Kim Kardashian

2. Khloe Kardashian

3. Kourtney Kardashian

4. Kate Gosselin

5. Honey Boo Boo

6. Snooki

7. Emily Maynard

8. Bethenny Frankel

9. Kim Richards

10. Teresa Giudice

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