CNN.com hits new web traffic record on US election day
abs-cbnNEWS.com | News website CNN.com delivered the largest daily audience in its history with 30million unique visitors and 282.5 million page views on US election day.
The 30 million unique visitors to the CNN.com website was more than double its previous record of 13.4 million views generated last February 5, the date of the US election primary season’s Super Tuesday, CNN said in a statement.
The record page views for the site was also more than double its previous record of 103.2 million page views, also recorded on Super Tuesday 2008.
The site’s CNN.com Live video news service, meanwhile, recorded 5.3 million live streams Tuesday, nearly triple of the previous record notched last September 1, 2008 -day one of the 2008Republican National Convention and the day of Hurricane Gustav’s landfall. This, aside from the 6.8 million on-demand video streams at the said site on November 4.
On Election Day, CNN.com’s traffic peaked during the 9pm ET hour with 35.6 million page views.
CNNPolitics.com also saw record-breaking traffic on Election Day, generating 30.1million page views – a 43% increase over its previous record.
Furthermore, CNN.com’s special Election Section alone generated 103.2million page views. The Political Ticker, the No. 1 political news blog according to Nielsen Online, generated 8.7 million page views, scoring its second best day ever.
At the same time, CNN.com’s ‘In The Field’ blog had more than a million views in the last 24 hours with more than 4,000 comments. The majority of the views were to a single post by Christiane Amanpour, (http://inthefield.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/04/this-election-will-change-the…) saying that the election is going to change the world.