Jackson Memorial Drives Major Web Viewing Surge; CNN Counts 9.7 Million Streams

Jul 8, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Michael Jackson’s memorial service didn’t break Web viewing records set during President Obama’s January inauguration, but it did bring in a huge audience.

It was CNN.com’s second-largest live video streaming day, with 81 million pageviews and 9.7 million live video streams through 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Yahoo News generated record total streams of 5 million, surpassing the 1.8 million for the Obama inauguration.

MSN.com said it received record viewership, as well, says The Hollywood Reporter,

–Elizabeth Jensen


  1. CNN was like a whore regarding Michael Jackson for the past 10 days. Real news was just kicked to the curb during that period. What, they thought we wouldn’t notice? Would Ted Turner have allowed this to happen?

  2. Love the coverage on Michael Jackson – keep it coming.

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