Coverage of the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan March 11 helped CNN.com to set several traffic marks.
Saturday, March 12, the day after the quake struck, the website totaled 67 million global page views, according to Omniture SiteCatalyst, marking the highest weekend day in CNN.com history. The site also served 60 million global video starts on the day of the earthquake, an all-time high, topping the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated, the previous record-holder.
CNN.com averaged 75 million page views per day from March 11-20, up 66 percent compared with the same period in 2010, and 60 million page views per day for the entire month of March, up 25 percent compared with February and 34 percent versus March 2010.
News blog This Just In averaged 1.1 million page views per day through March 27, up 27 percent versus February and 213 percent compared with the year-ago period.