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ABC Finds Success on iPad

11:10 AM -- ABC Inc. has reported some significant success on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s iPad, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Its iPad app has been downloaded 205,000 times -- which means it's on nearly half of all iPads sold. Moreover, ABC says users have watched at least parts of 650,000 episodes on the app, leading to "several million" ad impressions.

The most popular show on ABC's app so far? Fittingly it's the episode of Modern Family that centers around the iPad.

ABC is the only TV network so far to offer an iPad app that allows users to watch its shows for free.

In other news:

  • Apple announced today that it has sold so many iPads in the US -- more than 500,000 in the first week -- that it will have to delay the device's international launch by a month, until the end of May. "Demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad," Apple said in its press release.

  • The nominees for the 14th Annual Webby Awards were unveiled yesterday by CollegeHumor stars (and nominees) Jake and Amir. NYTimes.com led all sites in nominations with 15, followed by BBC, CollegeHumor, The Onion, and Next New Networks. Also among the nominees were Zach Galifianakis, for his "Between Two Ferns" series, and the famous "David After Dentist," in the viral video category.

    — Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Light Reading Cable

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