The Drudge Report Meets Usain Bolt

Filtering a record month through the prism of the 100-meter dash.

We’re used to seeing website traffic stats expressed in monthly terms. For example, The Drudge Report is currently trumpeting some just-released SimilarWeb numbers that show the site registered a record 1,472,222,000 U.S. page views in July.

Since these numbers come right on the heels of Usain Bolt’s record-setting medal heroics at the Rio Olympics, we thought it might be fun to break down the Drudge July stats in smiling-speedster terms.

In the month of July, there were a total of 2,678,400 news-making seconds. If you divide the Drudge July page views total by that number, you get an average of 549.66 page views per second.

Put another way: in the time it took Bolt to win the 2016 100-meter gold medal (9.81 seconds), Matt Drudge and the rest of the team who run The Drudge Report logged a total of 5,392 page views. That’s enough to make any guy’s Fedora fly off.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.