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Election Day 2004 Traffic To News, Politics Websites
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Election Day 2004 Traffic To News, Politics Websites

Where did Web-savvy political junkies head to keep up with Election Day news back in 2004?

According to Nielsen Online, CNN’s website drew more than 3.3 million unique visitors surfing the Web from home on November 4, 2004.

Meanwhile, MSNBC’s and Yahoo! News’ websites attracted unique audiences of more than 2.7 million and 2.6 million at home, respectively.

 

Selected

News & Political Websites

Election Day 2004:

Unique Audience

(Home Only, in 000s)

ABCNEWS Digital 519
AOL Elections 1,996
AOL News 992
Associated Press 1,035
CBS MarketWatch Network 365
CBS News 628
CNN 3,305
drudgereport.com 697
Electoral-vote.com 453
Fox News 1,179
Gannett Newspapers and Newspaper Division 766
Google News 472
Internet Broadcasting Systems Inc. 533
Knight Ridder Digital 379
MSN Slate 412
MSNBC 2,770
NYTimes.com 680
Realclearpolitics.com 338
Tribune Newspapers 548
USATODAY.com 438
washingtonpost.com 320
WorldNow 297
Yahoo! News 2,626
Source: Nielsen Online (November 4, 2004).

Working Americans also flocked to CNN’s, MSNBC’s, and Yahoo! News’ websites for 2004 Election Day updates from the office, according to Nielsen Online.

Selected

News & Political Websites

Election Day 2004:

Unique Audience

(Work Only, in 000s)

ABCNEWS Digital 759
AOL Elections 1,042
AOL News 677
Associated Press 1,286
CBS MarketWatch Network 868
CBS News 773
CNN 5,554
drudgereport.com 1,400
Electoral-vote.com 843
Fox News 1,743
Gannett Newspapers and Newspaper Division 1,415
Google News 1,108
Internet Broadcasting Systems Inc. 1,017
Knight Ridder Digital 885
MSN Slate 801
MSNBC 4,180
NYTimes.com 1,295
Realclearpolitics.com 742
Tribune Newspapers 728
USATODAY.com 919
washingtonpost.com 871
WorldNow 518
Yahoo! News 3,408
Source: Nielsen Online (November 4, 2004).