Ninja Tops iTunes Podcast List (Again)

Apple (s AAPL) released the iTunes top-seller and best-of lists for 2008 this week, and Ask A Ninja was once again took top honors on the “Classics” Video Podcast list. On the more traditional media side, Gossip Girl was the top-selling TV season on iTunes while The Dark Knight (which hasn’t even been released yet on iTunes) came in at No. 1 on downloaded movie chart.

Apple doesn’t spell out whether the video podcast list is editorially created or based on hard numbers, but either way, new media shows are well represented on both the 2008 and Classics video podcast lists. Making the cut this year are:



Over on the oldteevee side of things, Gossip Girl Season 2 was the top-selling TV season. Joss Whedon’s uber-popular Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (which technically isn’t a TV show) also cracked the top 10, beating out shows like House and Desperate Housewives. Of course, if NBC’s iTunes numbers are any indication, none of these shows are being downloaded in huge numbers.


  • Gossip Girl, Season 2
  • Family Guy, Season 7
  • South Park: Uncensored, Season 12
  • Grey’s Anatomy, Season 5
  • Mad Men, Season 2
  • Heroes, Season 3
  • The Office, Season 5
  • Lost, Season 4
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  • Grey’s Anatomy, Season 4

The Top Movie Downloads for 2008 on iTunes is ruled by The Dark Knight, a movie that as of now, can only be pre-ordered. Whereas you can kind of understand the popularity of certain shows on the TV side, some of the top movie downloads are a bit unexpected. Sure, WALL-E and Iron Man make sense, but Shooter? National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets? Jumper? Really?


  • The Dark Knight
  • WALL-E
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Iron Man
  • Shooter
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
  • Superbad
  • Jumper
  • Enchanted
  • No Country for Old Men

What, no Zoolander?