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The Big Brother Website has made it into the top fifty visited sites in the UK. The live broadcast of the TV show came in at number 34 for home users in July, according to Internet researchers Netvalue.

Almost seven per cent of UK home surfers had visited the Big Brother site at least once since the broadcast began, the company said. Unsurprisingly the majority of viewers were between 15 and 34 years old. The biggest single group visiting the site was students.

'Nasty' Nick Bateman's expulsion from the Big Brother house generated 7.4 million page impressions.

Sites providing links to or content from the show also rose in the rankings. Channel Four has enjoyed a surge in the number of visitors, attracting over seven per cent of unique users online during July. Demon.net, which streams video from the site, also benefited and is now the number one audio/video-streaming site in the UK.

Meanwhile, in the US the Napster site has featured at number 47 in a similar usage poll from Media Matrix. Their full top fifty can be seen here.

The top sites from both regions overlapped with a strong showing from most of the major industry names, like Microsoft and Yahoo.

The UK top-ten is published on Netvalue's site. The full top fifty is only available to its clients. ®

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