“Star Trek” Makes Google Zeitgeist 2010 List December 15, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Awards , trackback
For the second year in a row, "Star Trek" has shown up in Google annual Google Zeitgeist survey of the year top searches. This year listed #8 for top TV show searches, more details below.
Star Trek still popular search
Every year Google takes a look at the year that was with their Zeitgeist report, described as: "Based on the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed into Google this year, Zeitgeist captures the spirit of 2010". In 2009, "Star Trek" showed up as one of the top movie search terms, coming in at #5, which makes sense since it was the year the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie came out.
And even though there was no new movie, or TV show, on the air "Star Trek" was still listed on Google’s 2010 Zeitgist Entertainment list. This year coming in at #8 on their TV show list, here is the full list:
2. american idol
4. family guy
5. the office
6. big brother
7. real housewives
8. star trek
Star Trek definately had a big peak around the release of the 2009 Star Trek movie, but it is good to see "star trek" still out there in 2010, and it did not end up on the ‘fastest falling‘ list, like the search terms "slumdog millionaire" or "new moon" did. However, it is important to put some of this in context. In July 2012, the Star Trek sequel will be going against the next entries from the Batman, Spider-man, and Ice Age franchises, and Star Trek still trails two of those search terms. Here is a chart for those terms for 2009-2010.
Looking closer, it appears that part of the boost Star Trek got in 2010 was the release of the MMORPG Star Trek Online. Here are tables for the top Star Trek related searches and the fastest growing:
Here is a video Google put together looking at the year in search (Star Trek doesn’t show up though)