March 31, 2009

For the ninth consecutive month, msnbc.combeat both and Yahoo! News and was named the #1 Current Events and Global News Site according to Nielsen Online.  In February, attracted more than 41 million unique visitors as consumers turned to the site for a fuller spectrum of news, including expansive coverage of the economy, political insight and analysis, lifestyle news and features and the latest sports updates.  February marked's biggest lead in unique visitors over – more than 14% – since August 2008.* February Highlights:

  • had more than 41 million unique visitors in February – a 14% lead over (35.9 million) and 10% more than Yahoo! News (37.4 million).*
  •'s year-over-year increase in unique visitors was 21%, while Yahoo! News saw a 6% increase and experienced a 3% decline.*
  • February marked the seventh consecutive month had more than 40 million unique visitors.*  

*Source: Nielsen Online


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