Fall season’s most popular TV web searches revealed

Yahoo! Canada's Buzz Index finds dance shows and retro programs top the list.

Canadians love to watch you boogie. Or so says Yahoo! Canada’s latest Buzz Index. The list, released yesterday, compiled the most searched television shows over the past three weeks ending Sept. 26. It found Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance Canada leading the Top Shows Overall and Top New Show lists respectively.

The appearance of retro remade favourites like 90210 – which appeared in the second spot of most searched new shows list – and Knight Rider suggest that what’s hot among ‘new’ shows seems to be what’s ‘old.’

After her Emmy success – or perhaps her hilarious Palin parodies – Tina Fey spiked to the top of the most searched TV stars list, with her show, 30 Rock grabbing the number two spot of breakout shows, going from little to large numbers in Buzz Index searches.

Yahoo’s pop culture-driven list is compiled roughly 20 times a year, around topics of accelerated interest, and aims to provide insight and commentary about top Canadian searches as measured by Yahoo! Canada Search.

A breakdown of top searched television results this week (ending Sept. 26, 2008) is available at ca.buzz.yahoo.com.