msnbc.com’s Nine Months On Top

For the ninth consecutive month, msnbc.com beat both CNN.com and Yahoo! News in unique visitors. According to Nielsen Online, msnbc.com had more than 41 million uniques in February. In fact, February was msnbc.com’s biggest lead in uniques over CNN.com, more than 14%, since last August.

The NBC/Microsoft Website was up 21% year-over-year in uniques.

More details after the jump…


Msnbc.com is named America’s #1 news site for 9th consecutive month

More than 41 million unique visitors spur 21% increase in year-over-year audience growth

REDMOND, Wash. – March 31, 2009 – For the ninth 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 February, msnbc.com attracted more than 41 million unique visitors as consumers turned to the site for a fuller spectrum of news, including expansive coverage of the economy, political insight and analysis, lifestyle news and features and the latest sports updates. February marked msnbc.com’s biggest lead in unique visitors over CNN.com – more than 14% – since August 2008.*

Msnbc.com February Highlights:

• Msnbc.com had more than 41 million unique visitors in February – a 14% lead over CNN.com (35.9 million) and 10% more than Yahoo! News (37.4 million).*
• Msnbc.com’s year-over-year increase in unique visitors was 21%, while Yahoo! News saw a 6% increase and CNN.com experienced a 3% decline.*
• February marks the seventh consecutive month msnbc.com had more than 40 million unique visitors.*