via NBCU press release:
Nearly 40 million unique visitors turn to site for “A Fuller Spectrum of News”
REDMOND, Wash. – April 20, 2009 – For the tenth consecutive month, msnbc.com beat both CNN.com and Yahoo! News and was named the #1 Current Events and Global News Site according to Nielsen Online. In March, msnbc.com attracted 39.9 million unique visitors as consumers turned to the site for a fuller spectrum of news, including expansive coverage of the economy, breaking news stories, lifestyle features and the latest sports updates.
MSNBC.com March Highlights:
• Msnbc.com had 39.9 million unique visitors in March – a 5% lead over Yahoo! News (37.9 million) and 3% more than CNN.com (38.7 million).*
• Msnbc.com’s year-over-year increase in unique visitors was 9%, while CNN.com experienced a 4% increase.*
• Msnbc.com had more than 113 million online video streams in March, a 23% increase over the previous month.**
Msnbc.com delivers a fuller spectrum of news. Drawing on its award-winning original journalism, NBC News heritage, trusted sources and Microsoft’s advanced technologies, the site presents compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on the consumer’s platform of choice. Based in Redmond, WA, msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and NBC Universal (NYSE:GE).
*Source: Nielsen Online
**Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst