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Top list of Usenet newsgroups sorted by popularity

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This is a list of popular newsgroups sorted by popularity (number of articles). The popularity indicates on which topic people post the most articles. You may find this list useful for your own needs when searching for newsgroups.

This list is by no means any kind of reference - it is meant to serve as a guideline and actual number of posts may differ from server to server.

Overall (all topics)

Group name Average articles / files
alt.binaries.cd.image.xbox 2163574
alt.binaries.dvd 1909679
alt.binaries.cd.image.playstation2.dvdiso 1614481
alt.binaries.dvdr 1467732
alt.society.liberalism 1431990
control.cancel 1149895
alt.binaries.cd.image 1132991
alt.binaries.warez.quebec-hackers 943381
alt.politics.bush 936593
alt.binaries.multimedia 908520
alt.binaries.erotica 784432
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica 762962
alt.politics 631065
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.complete_cd 557827
alt.binaries.dvd.french 533855
alt.atheism 528582
microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support 498227
alt.binaries.cd.image.games 495695
alt.anonymous.messages 472178
alt.binaries.dvd.anime 456967
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general 410280

Text and discussions

Group name Average articles / files
alt.society.liberalism 1431990
control.cancel 1149895
alt.politics.bush 936593
alt.politics 631065
alt.atheism 528582
microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support 498227
alt.anonymous.messages 472178
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general 410280
alt.religion.christian.biblestudy 336800
soc.culture.usa 311887
macromedia.dreamweaver 185238
newsmon.autotest 185067
24hoursupport.helpdesk 177117
microsoft.public.officexp 170012
sci.physics 142028
borland.public.off-topic 138950
alt.smokers.cigars 131508
alt.conspiracy 130402
soc.culture.iraq 129435
alt.support.depression 127806

Video files

Group name Average articles / files
alt.binaries.dvd 1909679
alt.binaries.dvdr 1467732
alt.binaries.multimedia 908520
alt.binaries.dvd.french 533855
alt.binaries.vcdz 388368
alt.binaries.svcd 372393
alt.binaries.startrek 345365
alt.binaries.multimedia.comedy 333983
alt.binaries.movies.divx 302814
alt.binaries.dvd.image 279336
alt.binaries.hdtv 244409
alt.binaries.multimedia.disney 243061
alt.binaries.tv.deutsch 235667
alt.binaries.mpeg.video.music 202831
alt.binaries.multimedia.startrek 195386
alt.binaries.multimedia.scifi 191805
alt.binaries.tv.aus 169406
alt.binaries.multimedia.babylon5 152746
alt.binaries.multimedia.cartoons 150884
alt.binaries.multimedia.vintage-film 143108
alt.binaries.multimedia.comedy.british 142790

MP3 and other sound files

Group name Average articles / files
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.complete_cd 557827
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3 301476
alt.binaries.sounds.lossless 285646
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.dance 198986
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.full_albums 174496
alt.binaries.sounds.misc 139811
alt.binaries.mp3 137566
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.heavy-metal 103806
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.holland 103110
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.jazz 99627
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.1990s 96160
alt.binaries.mp3.audiobooks 91192
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.1970s 89309
alt.binaries.sounds.samples 75762
alt.binaries.movies.divx.french.old 75024
alt.binaries.sounds 71161
alt.binaries.sounds.audiobooks 70615
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.rap-hiphop 69541
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.1980s 68973
alt.binaries.sounds.music.classical 66566
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.classic-rock 66149

Software

Group name Average articles / files
alt.binaries.cd.image 1132991
alt.binaries.warez.quebec-hackers 943381
alt.binaries.warez.ibm-pc.german.games 160479
alt.binaries.cd.image.reposts 93064
alt.binaries.warez.ibm-pc.german 85398
alt.binaries.warez 72982
alt.binaries.warez.uk.mp3 55998
alt.binaries.warez.pocketpc.gps 36209
alt.binaries.warez.ibm-pc.0-day 33115
korea.binaries.warez 32478
alt.binaries.warez.educational 22534
alt.binaries.warez.quebec-hackers.d 22376
alt.binaries.warez.ibm-pc.french 21923
alt.binaries.warez4kiddies.mp3 21675
alt.binaries.warez.uk 19449
alt.binaries.warez.ibm-pc 15154
alt.binaries.warez.ibm-pc.d 14869
alt.binaries.warez.linux 10274
alt.binaries.warez.pocketpc 7857
alt.binaries.warez.autocad 7089
alt.binaries.warez4kiddies.apps 5371

Games

Group name Average articles / files
alt.binaries.cd.image.xbox 2163574
alt.binaries.cd.image.playstation2.dvdiso 1614481
alt.binaries.cd.image.games 495695
alt.binaries.cd.image.playstation 382216
alt.binaries.games 355474
alt.binaries.emulators.nintendo-64 123079
alt.binaries.cd.image.playstation2 107352
alt.binaries.cd.image.gamecube 105402
alt.binaries.cd.image.xbox.repost 88738
alt.binaries.games.kidstuff.nl 82866
alt.binaries.old.games 80421
alt.binaries.cd.image.dreamcast 62226
alt.binaries.emulators.misc 61914
alt.binaries.mac.games 35478
alt.binaries.games.xbox 35031
alt.binaries.games.encrypted 33060
alt.binaries.games.adventures 30442
alt.binaries.games.worms 28064
alt.binaries.games.anime 26992
alt.binaries.warez.consoles 25438
alt.binaries.warez.win95-games 22077

Erotica

Group name Average articles / files
alt.binaries.erotica 784432
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica 762962
alt.binaries.dvd.anime 456967
alt.binaries.dvd.erotica 404644
alt.binaries.pictures.comics.reposts 321102
alt.binaries.erotica.vcd 243734
alt.binaries.erotica.pornstars.80s 220215
alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica 191113
alt.binaries.pictures.diva 166114
alt.binaries.dvd.erotica.classics 140864
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.amateur 125187
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.female 122106
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.amateur.female 121585
alt.binaries.multimedia.anime 119789
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.amateur.females 116653
alt.binaries.cartoons.french.animes-fansub 107993
alt.binaries.erotica.amateur.female 107331
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.amateurs 106305
alt.binaries.nospam.breasts.natural 102215
alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica.asian 102205
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.traci-lords 100672
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