April 20, 2009

For the tenth consecutive month, msnbc.combeat both CNN.com and Yahoo! News and was named the #1 Current Events and Global News Site according to Nielsen Online.  In March, msnbc.com attracted 39.9 million unique visitors as consumers turned to the site for a fuller spectrum of news, including expansive coverage of the economy, breaking news stories, lifestyle features and the latest sports updates. 

Msnbc.com March Highlights:   

  • Msnbc.com had 39.9 million unique visitors in March – a 5% lead over Yahoo! News (37.9 million) and 3% more than CNN.com (38.7 million).*
  • Msnbc.com's year-over-year increase in unique visitors was 9%, while CNN.com experienced a 4% increase.*
  • Msnbc.com had more than 113 million online video streams in March, a 23% increase over the previous month.**

*Source: Nielsen Online

**Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst

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