Eight Months at #1 for msnbc.com

For the eighth consecutive month, msnbc.com beat both CNN.com and Yahoo! News and was named the #1 Current Events and Global News Site according to Nielsen Online. In January, msnbc.com had more than 44.8 million unique visitors, up 27% year-over-year.

Big drivers included coverage of the Presidential Inauguration, the emergency landing of US Airways flight 1549 into the Hudson River, and multimedia features on the American Kennel Club’s best dog breeds.