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Election Day Records for TV Websites

Election day and night proved to be record breakers for several networks’ Websites.

• CNN.com attracted more than 30 million unique visitors – the highest in the site’s history. CNN.com Live – the live, multi-stream video news service — broke all previous records with 5.3 million live streams, nearly tripling its previous traffic record.

• ABCNews.com saw an all time high of 3.4 million uniques and 24.2 million page views. There were more than 340,000 live streams (mostly on ABCNews Now). ABC’s are expected to be even higher once their partners at Yahoo and Comcast report.

• msnbc.com shattered site records too, with nearly 250 million page views and more than 20 million uniques. It was the site’s highest traffic day in its 12 year history for both page views and unique visitors. The site also saw 9 million streams of MSNBC TV on the Decision ’08 Dashboard.

Katie Couric‘s election night Webcast drew record streams. The Webcast began at 2amET and could be viewed on CBSNews.com and CNET.com. It was the 12th Webcast for Couric & Co. They began as an extension of prime time coverage at the DNC and continued through the RNC and the debates.

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