The news of the year seems to be the depressing death of the "Crocodile Hunter". The conflicts from Iraq, Israel and Lebanon, Saddam Hussein trial and the infamous Danish cartoons are also in the top 10 news.
The most popular TV show is American Idol, followed by Lost and Days of Our Lives. But there is still hope as Family Guy, The Simpsons and South Park are on number 4, 7 and 10.
There is also an interactive presentation that shows the top searches by month. Overall, people are increasingly interested in shiny stars, sensationalist news and a lot of other superficial things.