Sources for finding often-requested media statistics:
||Advertising Age, a trade journal, indexed in the database ABI-Inform is an excellent source for information, including statistics, on advertising in media.
IMDb's box office charts
Highest grossing movies at Movieweb. (Remember: worldwide figures may actually be estimates, and sources may not agree with each other.)
The Numbers. which includes box office, dvd sales, and broader worldwide market info.
For articles and statistics dealing with movie box office revenues, also use the trade journals, especially Daily Variety.
Consult the Business Research Guide. You may research a television or movie company just as you would any other company.
||Data Planet Statistical Data Sets provides indexing for every table in every publication published by the United States Government. Requires Java enabled browser.
The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) provides a variety of statistics for the US and Canada, 1987 - present. Including:
- Attendance Trends
- Total U.S. Box Office Grosses
- Total Number of U.S. Admissions
- Average U.S. Ticket Prices
- Number of U.S. Movie Screens
- Number of U.S.Cinema Sites
- Top Movies by Rating
Zap2It provides access to current Nielsen ratings are available from
Includes major categories, such as prime time, cable, news, teen, and syndicated.