Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 30, 2006
Internet Broadcasting, the nation's largest publisher of local news online, announced today that more than 13.28 million unique visitors tuned into the company's network of websites during the month of November. According to data released recently by Nielsen/NetRatings, Internet Broadcasting's number of unique visitors in November jumped nearly 20 percent from October.
In addition, the Nielsen/NetRatings data also indicated that Internet Broadcasting moved up 16 places -- to 54 -- in overall U.S. web brand ranking. Internet Broadcasting's one-month increase in viewers was the second highest, and was one of only four double-digit increases among the top 20 U.S. online news brands.
Propelled by its in-depth coverage of many key races and real-time results for more than 64,000 races nationwide during the November general election, Internet Broadcasting set all-time, single-day traffic records for page views (24.8MM), "Politics" page views (4.8MM) and unique visitors (3.5MM).
"Obviously we're thrilled that so many folks found our sites last month," said Julie Burrows, Internet Broadcasting's EVP of Marketing, Research and Product Development. "The traffic records validate the strength of our TV partner brands, and our expertise in delivering breaking news alerts and live election results quickly and accurately. With many new viewers seeing our sites' capabilities, we expect many of them to return as part of their daily news gathering routines."
The visitor total represents an aggregation of users across Internet Broadcasting's national platform of 79 TV station web sites including WNBC.com (New York), NBC4.tv (Los Angeles) and TheBostonChannel.com.
About Internet Broadcasting
Internet Broadcasting is the nation's largest publisher of TV station websites. The company publishes 79 sites for America's premier broadcasters including NBC, Cox Television, Hearst-Argyle, The McGraw Hill Companies, Post-Newsweek and Meredith Broadcasting. Each month, one in every 12 online Americans visits an Internet Broadcasting site, making it one of the nation's largest online news publishers. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. For more information, visit http://www.ibsys.com.