CNN Digital No. 1 in Unique Visitors, Total Minutes, Page Views on Debate Day

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October 1st, 2008

From a Turner press release:

CNN Digital No. 1 in Unique Visitors, Total Minutes, Page Views on Debate DayTraffic Record Reached for ‘Political Ticker,’ No. 1 Political News Blog According to Nielsen OnlineAs online users sought up-to-the-minute news and information on the day of the first presidential debate, the CNN Digital Network broke away from its competitors, securing the No. 1 spot among Current Events and Global News Sites across key Nielsen Online usage metrics, including unique visitors, total minutes and page views. 

On Friday, Sept. 26, the CNN Digital Network obtained the No. 1 spot across multiple metrics, including: 

· Unique visitors: 7.7 million 

· Total minutes: 70 million, besting No. 2 MSNBC Digital by 70 percent 

· Page views: 71.2 million page views, beating No. 2 MSNBC Digital by 89 percent. 

(Source: Nielsen Online) 

On Saturday, Sept. 27, the CNN Digital Network again ranked No.1 with 32.8 million total minutes and 38.4 million page views. (Source: Nielsen Online) Live, the network’s multi-stream, live video news service, served 1.1 million live video streams, representing an increase of 271 percent over the benchmark period and ranking Friday, Sept. 26, as the second-highest day on record for the live video news service. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, Global), the online gateway to the network’s up-to-the-minute political coverage, generated 12 million page views on Friday, while The Political Ticker – the No. 1 political news blog according to Nielsen Online – set a record for its highest trafficked day ever with 4.8 million page views on Friday, Sept. 26. Continuing its momentum, the Political Ticker garnered 4.2 million page views on Saturday, Sept. 27, accounting for the blog’s second-highest day on record. This is the second time in a month that the Political Ticker has generated record page views. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, Global) is the world's No. 1 destination for online and wireless news, garnering the greatest share among current events and global news sites. Launched in 1995, draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features and user-generated content.’s news video offering – both live and on-demand – is unparalleled on the Web.’s recent awards include an Edward R. Murrow award, a National Headliner award and three EPpy awards.

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