Online Viewership Soars for Inauguration

Jan 20, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Obama trumped Obama, with many online news outlets beating their own traffic records on Inauguration Day to surpass their previous records from Election Day.
By 3:30 EST on Jan. 20, CNN.com had served more than 21.3 million live video streams, smashing its Election Day record of 5.3 million streams, according to data from CNN.com. The site also said it served more than 1.3 million simultaneous streams at its peak, during President Barack Obama’s inaugural address. In addition, CNN had generated more than 136 million page views by mid-afternoon.
MSNBC.com posted a strong performance, too, delivering more than 14 million video streams by 1 p.m. EST. The site had logged more than 80 million page views by that time. MSNBC.com offers a Web video technology known as Video Explorer, which lets site visitors search transcripts from past inaugural speeches for specific passages of video and then embed those clips onto their sites and blogs. That helped drive traffic to the site, MSNBC.com said.
Internet technology firm Akamai Technologies said Inauguration Day set records for simultaneous live viewership, with about 7 million active simultaneous streams at about 12:15 p.m. ET, when President Obama was being sworn in. Akamai said the inauguration set a record not only because it’s a historic event but also because it occurred during a weekday, making the Internet the only viewing option for many people.
A mere 10 hours after being sworn in, clips of President Obama’s inauguration speech had appeared in nearly 400 separate placements across various Web portals and sites, according to online video measurement firm Visible Measures. Collectively those videos have generated more than 200,000 views, a tiny fraction of the 5 million views his victory speech on Election Day generated.
The numbers might be low because most Internet viewers who tuned in watched the speech live. The Visible Measures numbers account for on-demand views of the speech.
The inauguration was the most popular topic on Twitter today, with 17,500 users using the term “inauguration” and nearly 35,000 mentions of Obama during the hour of his swearing in, according to Web measurement firm Trendrr. The research firm also reported that there have been more than 10,000 views videos tagged “inauguration” posted on You Tube in the last five days.
(4:55 p.m.: Added final three paragraphs)

59 Comments

  1. Interesting piece! Any thoughts that you would like to share in order to illustrate the first section a small amount further? nice one

  2. Greetings, i am excited to skim all of of this post and am very elated and elated to announce that the webmaster has done a very great thing here to put all the content and information on one website, i must recommend this information with a recommendation on my site.

  3. Hows it Going, Just wanted to let you know that your blog is not showing up properly on my Palm Treo. Anyway, I’m now visiting this website on my netbook, Thank you

  4. Hello, This blog post is very great and fun to read. I am a enourmous follower of the subjects talked about. I also love reading the replies, but it seems like that a great deal of people should stay on topic to try and add more to the original blog post. I would also welcome anyone to add this url to your favourite service to help spread the word. Thanks

  5. How ya doin, You should probably know this specific blog post is not showing up properly on the Motorola Razr. Besides, I’m now viewing the RSS feed on my notebook, Thanks

  6. Really great information. Im glad I found this post. Thanks for sharing

  7. PPC Revenge 2.0- Truly truly excellent web site article which has obtained me considering. I by no means looked at this out of your stage of look at.

  8. New York Jets is a good team,I like it.

  9. Today, Rush set up clips of President obama and Hillary and various Dems and then played stuff from Ahmadinejad’s special message and noticed that they both of them say the same things whenever preaching about The states and capitalism.

  10. I certainly take pleasure in your web site but be sure to check the spelling on many of your content pieces. Many of them are rife with punctuation problems and I believe it is very annoying to say the least nonetheless I probably will come back again.

  11. Exactly why in the hell do we permitt the UN to stay in UN and support it? Kick it! And, the applause due to this nut helps it be Far more important that there be no mosque at Ground Zero.

  12. A right and constructive angle in what ever you do will make tasks less difficult, and also fulfilling.

  13. Love all the opinions expressed here! How is everyone? Love how everyone expresses whatr they feel :)

  14. Love all the opinions expressed here! How is everyone? Love how everyone expresses whatr they feel :)

  15. Love the blog here. Nice colors. I am definitely staying tuned to this one. Hope to see more.

  16. Great wordpress blog here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! take care and see you soon

  17. Kudos to you! This is a really good blog here and I love your style of writing. How did you get so good at blogging?

  18. I really like the colors here on your blog. did you design this yourself or did you outsource it to a professional?

  19. Interesting layout on your blog. I really enjoyed reading it and also I will be back to read more in the future.

  20. Thanks for your insight for the great posting. I am glad I have taken the time to see this.

  21. Interesting thoughts here. I appreciate you taking the time to share them with us all. It’s people like you that make my day :)

  22. Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  23. High quality info here! Keep up the great work. I love the feelings being expressed.

  24. Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  25. Love all the opinions expressed here! How is everyone? Love how everyone expresses whatr they feel :)

  26. High quality info here! Keep up the great work. I love the feelings being expressed.

  27. Very okay. agree with most people

  28. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy.

  29. cling on to

  30. Neat blog layout! Very easy on the eyes.. i like the colors you picked out

  31. I carry on

  32. This is an spectacular entry. Thank you very much for the outstanding post provided! I was looking for this entry for a long time, but I wasn’t able to find a authentic source.

  33. Contrary to many views, better researched articles still fetch in reviewers like me. You demonstrated clear understanding of the subject matter and my sentiments are now complete after reading your post. Please hold up the solid work and i will subscribe to your rss feed to be advised of any future postings.

  34. Hey there I enjoyed the update good information, Is RSS still not working. . .? I can’t get it from the browser. Well, keep up the good work.
    http://www.buyafollower.info – Get Massive Followers & Facebook Fans for your Web Business!

  35. Great blog!! You should start many more. I love all the info provided. I will stay tuned :)

  36. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know wheere u got this from. thanks

  37. Thank you for great article. I had a very good time reading, and there were few things I was surprised by.

  38. This is the best blog I’ve ever seen in my life! I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to share your this with everyone.

  39. I also use wordpress for my website. The best thing is that comments add additional content. By the way, your chosen design suits perfetcly what is site about.

  40. Great blog!! You should start many more. I love all the info provided. I will stay tuned :)

  41. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.. :)

  42. I like your blog.

  43. High quality info here! Keep up the great work. I love the feelings being expressed.

  44. I like your blog.

  45. I’d forever want to be update on new content on this site, bookmarked ! .

  46. Hey how are you doing? I just wanted to stop by and say that it’s been a pleasure reading your blog. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back & read more in the future as well. plz do keep up the quality writing

  47. Wow, I hardly ever would??? ve thought 1 could do this kind of things with cardboard??¨?Coriginal and great.

  48. Good day from Paris! May i quote a post within your blog with the link to you? I’ve tried contacting you regarding this issue however it seems i cant reach you, please response when have a time, thanks.

  49. Hey, really enjoyed this post! Shed light on a few things I didn’t understand. Thank you.

  50. Insightful story. I will require a bit of time to think over your website..

  51. Hey, really enjoyed this post! Shed light on a few things I didn’t understand. Thank you.

  52. Finden Sie günstige Ferienhäuser

  53. i believe the top one will be the meredith

  54. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy.

  55. Love the blog here. Nice colors. I am definitely staying tuned to this one. Hope to see more.

  56. Way to focus and straight to your point, i love it. Keep up the work people. Dont let anyone stop us bloggers.

  57. Amazing post!! I will want some time to examine this writing!

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)