Sacha Baron Cohen Helps THR.com Set Single-Day Web Traffic Record

On Martin Luther King Day, the Hollywood Reporter website was visited by a record 650,000 people. Even though the reviews for the third Ricky Gervais-hosted Golden Globes were lukewarm, folks evidently still wanted to drink in the night’s fashions, celeb sound bytes and more.

In the wake of Billy Crystal’s similarly panned Oscar performance, the same Web traffic equation has been borne out with an even greater force. THR tells FishbowlLA that for the first time, their website on Monday surpassed the single-day mark of one million unique visitors.

Page views for the day hit 7.7 million, a 25% increase over the previous high. All in all, quite an achievement. Here are the top ten hollywoodreporter.com destinations for Monday February 27:

1. Oscar Red Carpet ‘Cremaining!’: Sacha Baron Cohen as the Dictator Dumps Ashes of ‘Kim Jong Il’ on Ryan Seacrest (Video & Poll)

2. Oscars 2012: The Red Carpet Arrivals Gallery

3. Home page

4. Oscars 2012: Complete Winners List

5. Oscars 2012: Billy Crystal’s Opening Monologue (Video)

6. Jennifer Lopez’s Nipple, Bradley Cooper’s Moustache Join Angelina Jolie’s Leg on Twitter

7. Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg Gets a Twitter Account

8. Oscars 2012 Shocker: Meryl Streep Beats Viola Davis for Best Actress Nod

9. TOP TEN: Oscars Gallery

10. Oscars 2012 Photos, Results & Coverage

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