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News Nets See Huge Web Traffic on Election Night

Nov 5, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The Web sites of cable news networks MSNBC.com and CNN.com, as well as ABCNews.com, reported record-breaking traffic on Election Night, according to statistics released today.
On Nov. 4, MSNBC.com generated nearly 250 million page views served up to more than 20 million unique visitors. That’s more than twice the traffic from Election Day 2004 and is the busiest day in the site’s 12-year history. The site delivered nearly 9 million video streams on Election Day, with users averaging 42 minutes per session of live streaming.
CNN.com drew more than 27 million unique visitors, also a record for the site. The CNN.com live video coverage served up 4.9 million live streams, nearly tripling its previous record. The site also delivered an additional 6.7 million on-demand video streams on Election Day.
ABCNews.com surpassed its previous record by nearly 50%, hitting an all-time high with 3.4 million unique visitors and 24.2 million page views.

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