Saturday, December 13, 2008

CNN Digital is the No. 1 Video News Site According to Nielsen Video Census

CNN Press Release - and Register Best Months On Record

In October, CNN Digital secured the No. 1 spot in the Current Events and Global News category, as it served 134 million video streams – the highest month on record since tracking began in 2006. This is a 179 percent increase over this time last year. (Source: Nielsen Video Census, October 2008)

Compared to all competitors in the category for the month, CNN Digital also ranked No. 1 in:

- Streams Per Viewer with 16.2 per visitor;
- Total Time Spent with 407 million, a 22 percent increase versus last month; and
- Time Spent per Viewer with 49.2 minutes, 40-percent increase versus last month. ranked No.1 in the Financial News & Information category as it served over 28 million video streams—more than all other sites in the category combined. This is a 56 percent increase over September 2008 and the highest month on record for the site. also ranked No. 1 in Time Spent Viewing and reached an all-time high with 50 million viewing minutes. (Source: Nielsen Video Census, October 2008)

October usage of Live, the Internet’s only live, multi-stream video news service, was up more than 300 percent compared to last year, serving 10.5 million streams during the month. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst)

The International version of also had a record month for video in October, increasing the number of video streams it served by 225 percent over the same time last year. (Source: Omniture SiteCataylst)

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