10 Most Searched TV Shows of 2011 – ‘American Idol’ & Chelsea Handler Take Top Spots [LIST]

November 29, 2011 5:23 pm

Following record-breaking seasons of “American Idol” and “Jersey Shore,” 2011 was a good year for television, and now we get to see which shows viewers were searching for most throughout the year on Bing.

No surprise, Ryan’s “American Idol” tops the chart as the most searched show of the year, followed by “Dancing With The Stars” and “Glee.” The same holds true for the most searched reality programs with the exception of “Jersey Shore” which takes the number three spot in the reality list.

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When it comes to the most searched late night talk show, women are on top against all the odds! Namely, Chelsea Handler‘s talk show “Chelsea Lately” reigns first, with David Letterman and Conan O’Brien hidden under her spotlight, taking second and third.

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The “Today Show” is named the top searched morning talk show, putting “Good Morning America” at second. Further, Wendy Williams gets the number one spot for daytime talk with Ellen DeGeneres falling short at number two. Check out who else made the lists here:

Ten Most Searched Television Shows of 2011:

1. American Idol
2. Dancing with the Stars
3. Glee
4. Jersey Shore
5. Family Guy
6. Chelsea Handler
7. The Young and the Restless
8. True Blood
9. Audrina
10. Big Brother

Ten Most Searched Reality Shows of 2011:

1. American Idol
2. Dancing with the Stars
3. Jersey Shore
4. Audrina
5. Big Brother
6. The Bachelorette
7. The Bachelor
8. The Biggest Loser
9. Survivor
10. Deadliest Catch

Ten Most Searched Daytime Talk Shows of 2011:

1. Wendy Williams
2. Ellen Degeneres
3. Anderson Cooper
4. Rachael Ray
5. Rosie O’Donnell
6. Regis and Kelly
7. The View
8. Nate Berkus
9. The Talk
10. Gayle King

Ten Most Searched Late Night Talk Shows of 2011:

1. Chelsea Handler
2. David Letterman
3. Conan O’Brien
4. Jon Stewart
5. Jay Leno
6. Jimmy Fallon
7. Jimmy Kimmel
8. Stephen Colbert
9. Craig Ferguson

Ten Most Searched Morning Talk Shows of 2011:

1. Today Show
2. Good Morning America
3. The Early Show
4. Fox & Friends
5. Morning Joe
6. CNN American Morning