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Friday, June 27, 2008

Decisive Poll of Polls

CNN Digital Network Takes No. 1 Spot for 11th Consecutive Month

Coverage of Presidential Primary, Natural Disasters Drive Record Video Streams and International Traffic

Continuing its No. 1 ranking in total minutes for the 11th month in a row, the CNN Digital Network maintained the top spot among all News and Information properties. May also was a record-setting month for in terms of international traffic as well as the number of online video streams served.

According to Nielsen Online, CNN Digital Network generated 1.3 billion gross usage minutes in May, establishing a powerful lead among other News and Information properties and finishing ahead of MSNBC Digital and the Weather Channel. With access to a variety of multimedia storytelling formats, including articles, video, photo galleries, interactives and user-generated content, more people spent more time on than any other news and information site.

In May, kept its global users informed of the latest developments surrounding two devastating natural disasters: the cyclone in Myanmar and the earthquake in China. During the month, Myanmar-related coverage generated more than 12.5 million page views; while reporting about the earthquake in China and the tens of thousands it affected received 9.9 million page views. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, U.S. and International editions combined).’s reporting on these tragic events yielded record traffic for its international edition.

Setting a record for its highest month ever, served 116.7 million video streams, including nearly 4 million live streams from Live, the network’s live, multi-stream video news service. These numbers also reflect strong growth for the international edition of, where video usage is up 250 percent compared to this time last year. The Democratic National Committee rules meeting on May 5 regarding the fate of Florida and Michigan delegates and the Democratic primaries on May 31 for Indiana and North Carolina yielded the strongest days for Live. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, U.S. and International editions combined).

As a key component of CNN’s dedicated “Issue #1” coverage of the economy, – CNN’s exclusive business site and the online home of FORTUNE, MONEY and FSB: FORTUNE Small Business magazines – is up 16 percent year-to-date in total minutes versus the same period last year. It has also grown its unique visitor base by 20 percent year-to-date versus the same period last year according to Nielsen Online.

According to Nielsen Mobile, CNN Mobile remains the No. 1 mobile Internet news provider taking the top ranking for the 19th month in a row, with 8.2 million unique visitors.

CNN's legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, is a fountain of wisdom at times. This clip is from The Situation Room.

I'm in complete agreement with him about those June polls!

Toobin writes for the New Yorker, his most recent article starts off like this:

A sign inside the front door of Miami Velvet, a night club of sorts in a warehouse-style building a few minutes from the airport, states, “If sexual activity offends you in any way, do not enter the premises.” At first glance, though, the scene inside looks like a nineteen-eighties disco, with a bar, Madonna at high volume, flashing lights, a stripper’s pole, and a dancer’s cage. But a flat-screen television on the wall plays porn videos, and many clubgoers disappear into locker rooms and emerge wearing towels.

Not what you were expecting? The article is about Roger Stone who has been involved in Republican politics for several decades. The Dirty Trickster: Campaign tips from the man who has done it all follows Toobin as he interviews Stone and also provides several of Stone's "rules."

One more Jeffrey Toobin clip, this one also from The Situation Room. Wolf Blitzer is talking with Jack Cafferty, but keep an eye on Toobin who doesn't realize he's on the air.

One reminder, the poll that I posted on Sunday, What's Missing In The Morning? is still open. The question at hand: Who’s the better co-anchor on American Morning?

Kiran Chetry

Kyra Phillips

The poll is completely anonymous and it will be open for votes through noon (ET) on Sunday, June 29th. Results will be posted on Sunday night.

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1 comment:

Phebe said...

Don't you just love Toobin? He just tells it like it is.