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Fandom Comparisons:

Search-Engine-Based

Data from 9/25-26/00, by number of hits

aka The Fanfiction Universe, Table 3

I gathered these numbers by searching on Google!; details below. All this data was collected for a paper, "The Fanfic Universe".

I originally planned to re-do these searches from time to time, but I ran into some problems.

This table displays only fandoms that got more than 1000 total hits. I have an alphabetical list of fandoms that didn't make the cut this time. I also have a list of fandoms by slash hits.

I was unable to come up with a satisfactory search strategy for several fandoms with excessively normal names: Friends, Emergency, and Oz. I suspect that the total number for ER is inflated by spurious hits, as well. If anyone can come up with a good search strategy for these series, please email me.

source "fan fiction"+ ff+slash % slash
Star Trek 19100 1780 9.3
Star Wars 18400 1260 6.8
X-Files 14600 1900 13.0
Xena 13600 3001 22.1
Buffy 12100 1210 10.0
Sailor Moon 10500 723 6.9
Pokemon 10200 503 4.9
ER 9460 663 7.0
Final Fantasy 7550 517 6.8
X-Men 6980 517 7.4
General Hospital 6650 64 1.0
Babylon 5 6600 499 7.6
NSYNC 6340 73 1.2
Backstreet Boys 5910 138 2.3
Hercules 5630 687 12.2
Ranma 5520 528 9.6
Hanson 4930 109 2.2
Dragonball 4310 324 7.5
Highlander 4270 1160 27.2
A-Team 3690 383 10.4
Phantom Menace 3660 339 9.3
Digimon 3540 216 6.1
South Park 3310 96 2.9
Titanic 3180 148 4.7
Sentinel 3070 971 31.6
Harry Potter 2820 148 5.2
Gundam Wing 2770 539 19.5
Doctor Who 2760 343 12.4
Forever Knight 2660 643 24.2
Dawson's Creek 2440 118 4.8
Beatles 2230 55 2.5
La Femme Nikita 2210 202 9.1
Fushigi Yuugi 2030 310 15.3
Quantum Leap 1940 408 21.0
Due South 1790 639 35.7
Rurouni Kenshin 1770 237 13.4
Transformers 1710 107 6.3
Gargoyles 1680 172 10.2
Pretender 1670 389 23.3
WWF 1640 130 7.9
Tolkien 1600 75 4.7
Sliders 1540 164 10.6
Reboot 1460 120 8.2
Farscape 1440 293 20.3
SeaQest DSV 1400 250 17.9
Power Rangers 1390 105 7.6
Anne Rice 1250 123 9.8
Space: Above & Beyond 1240 296 23.9
Elfquest 1240 55 4.4
Animaniacs 1200 40 3.3
Battlestar Galactica 1200 151 12.6
Seinfeld 1130 87 7.7
Tomb Raider 1100 24 2.2
JAG 1070 130 12.1
Mortal Kombat 1070 124 11.6
Law & Order 1060 236 22.3
I ran two searches on each fandom:

"fan fiction" [fandom name]
and
"fan fiction" [fandom name] slash

For anime and manga fandoms I ran two additional searches:

"fan fiction" [fandom name] yaoi
and
"fan fiction" [fandom name] slash yaoi
In these fandoms, the number in the slash column is actually slash + yaoi - (slash+yaoi).

In Xena f/f is often called "alt". The number in the slash column is actually slash + alt - (slash+alt).

I was unable to come up with a satisfactory search strategy for several fandoms with excessively normal names: Friends, Emergency, and Oz. I suspect that the total hits for ER is inflated by spurious hits, as well.

 

by Mary Ellen, "Doctor Science, MA"

 


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