#1 in September; Record Traffic For Blogs

By Brian was #1 in Nielsen//Net Ratings’ Current Events and Global News category in September 2005, drawing more than 26 million unique users. Here are some of the highlights, from the press release:

> Users played a total of 75 million videos on the site, making it the second highest video month ever (second only to August 2005). September 2 set a single-day record with 9.5 million videos played.

>’s Rita landfall video on Sept. 23 drew more than 800,000 viewers.

> The Daily Nightly blog generated more than 700,000 page views throughout the month, more than one and a half times more than it received in its previous biggest month, August 2005.

> The Hurricane Blogs, written by teams of reporters traveling throughout the affected areas, generated more than 6 million page views.