Nielsen Online recently named CNN.com the Internet’s No. 1 news gateway, with the site’s home page generating 60 percent more unique visitors than those of its competitors. During the month of June, CNN also experienced record-setting traffic to iReport.com, the network’s uncensored, unfiltered, unedited, user-generated community Web site; and CNNMoney.com, CNN’s exclusive business site, generated an 1800 percent increase in video streams served versus last June. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, U.S. and International editions combined).
CNN Digital Network also ranked No. 1 among the top five news sites in June for “Time per Person” with 29.3 minutes, maintaining a significant lead over top news and information sites.
CNN.com’s Political Ticker again stands as the No. 1 political news blog with more than 4 million unique visitors and 12.3 million page views in June. Providing users with the latest news and analysis from CNN’s Best Political Team, the Political Ticker maintains a strong lead over other political news blogs including those from MSNBC, The New York Times, ABC News and The Washington Post. (Source: Nielsen Online Custom Report Current Events and Global News Subcategory Blogs, June 2008 U.S. Home/Work Panel.)
For the month of June, CNN.com served 108 million video streams, a 70 percent increase over last year, which includes nearly 4 million live streams served by CNN.com Live, the network’s live, multi-stream video news service. Reports about the final Democratic primaries on June 3 and wide-spread flooding in the U.S. Midwest on both June 17 and 18 yielded the strongest days for CNN.com Live. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, U.S. and International editions combined). Additionally, the international edition of CNN.com experienced a 175 percent increase in video streams served in June versus the same time last year.
As a key component of CNN’s dedicated “Issue #1″coverage of the economy, CNNMoney.com, the online home of Fortune and Money magazines, also showed growth in video streams served in June, documenting an increase of more than 1800 percent over the same time last year. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, U.S. and International editions combined). The exclusive business site also is up 11 percent in unique visitors over last month and has seen a 23 percent increase year-over-year in its “At Work” audience, according to Nielsen Online.
iReport.com increased 22 percent in page views for the month of June, pulling in more than 2.5 million unique users and generated 9.5 million views. (Source: Nielsen Online). The site also served nearly 4 million video streams and. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, U.S. and International editions combined). Events and topics that drove the most participation in the iReport.com community include Midwest flooding, same-sex marriage, California wildfires and high gas prices. June also yielded the single most viewed iReport since the site’s launch: a video of an approaching tornado submitted by Bob Potempa from Monee, Ill.
According to Nielsen Mobile, CNN Mobile remains the No. 1 mobile Internet news provider taking the top ranking for the 19th month in a row with 8.2 million unique visitors.
CNN.com is the world’s No. 1 destination for online and wireless news, garnering the greatest audience share among current events and global news sites. Launched in 1995, CNN.com draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features and user-generated content. CNN.com’s news video offering – both live and on-demand – is unparalleled on the Web. CNN.com’s recent awards include an Edward R. Murrow award, a National Headliner award and two EPpy awards.