NEW YORK Thanks in large part to its coverage of the Scott Peterson trial, Court TV Online properties (Courttv.com, thesmokinggun.com and crimelibrary.com) experienced the most page views in the division's history last year, receiving 1.2 billion hits, the company said.
Court TV also said that traffic on all three sites increased an average of 25 percent in 2004 over the year prior.
Of the sites, courttv.com and thesmokinggun.com had the most hits in 2004 with 495 million page views and 538 million page views, respectively.
In addition to the Peterson murder trial, the sexual harassment suit against Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly also boosted page views on thesmokinggun, Court TV said.
With regards to "stickiness," Web users were on the Court TV sites for an average of 13 minutes per day, according to Media Metrix.