Sory David, I don't know about numbers for CNN.com Live, but Time Warner has just issued a press release saying:
- CNN is not only the most visited 'current events and global news' site in the world, but now also the top 'news and information' site, beating sites such as Wikipedia and the Weather Channel.
- Last month CNN.com had 1 billion minutes of page views
, the only current events and global news site to do this ever.
- Here's some of the page view minutes other sites had: Wikipedia = 781 million; Yahoo News = 746 million; Fox (sorry, Faux
) News = 375 million.
Well done CNN - I love the new website, and I think it certainly deserves these figures. It pays off to be innovative.
That's the press release summarized so you don't have to trawl through the whole thing - here's the original:
CNN No. 1 News and Information Brand Online; Tops Wikipedia, Weather.comOctober 15, 2007
The CNN Digital Network has staked a new high ground in September, topping not only all "Current Events and Global News" sites but also beating out all other "News and Information" sites including Internet stalwarts Wikipedia and the Weather Channel.
CNN has stood as the No. 1 site in the Current Events and Global News subcategory since 2005, according to Nielsen//NetRatings' Home and Work Panel data, but this latest leap takes it performance to the top of a new level. CNN's performance follows a major overhaul of CNN.com that includes new and innovative story-telling paradigms.
According to Nielsen, the network also registered more than 1 billion total usage minutes for the month. To date, the CNN Digital Network is the only Current Events and Global News destination ever to achieve 1 billion total usage minutes within a month, according to NetRatings data available back to January 2004. CNN last achieved that milestone in January 2006 and March 2006.
In September, the CNN Digital Network topped a billion total usage minutes with 1.022 billion minutes, 31 percent more than Wikipedia.com with 781 million minutes and 37 percent more than Yahoo News with 746 million minutes. Among other related sites, the MSNBC Digital Network had 679 million minutes and the Fox News Digital Network had 375 million minutes.
In the subcategory of Current Events and Global News, the CNN Digital Network maintained its No. 1 position for share of online news with 17 percent, compared to Yahoo News with 12 percent. For September, it also claimed the greatest share of online news in the broader News and Information category.
September also marked the second month in a row that the CNN Digital Network attracted more than 30 million unique users in a single month, registering 30.9 million unique users.