Wednesday, November 05, 2008

CNN.com Breaks Multiple Traffic Records on Election Day

CNN Press Release - On Election Day, CNN.com broke traffic records across several metrics, including unique visitors, page views and live video streams.

With 30 million unique visitors, CNN.com attracted the largest daily audience in its history, more than doubling the previous record of 13.4 million generated on Super Tuesday of this year.

CNN.com generated a remarkable 282.5 million page views, also marking the highest day in the site's history and more than doubling its previous record of 103.2 million page views from Super Tuesday of this year. On Election Day, CNN.com's traffic peaked during the 9pm ET hour with 35.6 million page views.

CNN.com Live, the Internet's only multi-stream, live video news service smashed previous records by serving 5.3 million live streams on Election Day. The number of live video streams served by CNN.com on Election Day is nearly triple that of its previous daily streaming record, which was set on September 1, 2008 - the first day of the RNC and the day Hurricane Gustav made landfall. CNN.com also served an additional 6.8 million on-demand video streams on Nov. 4.

CNNPolitics.com also saw record-breaking traffic on Election Day, generating 30.1 million page views - a 43 percent increase over its pervious record. Furthermore, CNN.com's special Election Section alone generated 103.2 million page views.

The Political Ticker, the No. 1 political news blog according to Nielsen Online, generated 8.7 million page views, scoring its second best day ever.

(Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, global)

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This does not surprise me at all. I was at work and
CNN was on computers and televisions. I think it
will also be a ratings record for CNN television as
well.

10:28 AM  

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