is named America’s #1 news site for 8th consecutive month

Nearly 45 million unique visitors spur 27% increase in year-over-year audience growth

For the eighth consecutive month, beat both and Yahoo! News and was named the #1 Current Events and Global News Site according to Nielsen Online. In January, attracted more than 44.8 million unique visitors as consumers turned to the site for a fuller spectrum of news, including expansive coverage of the Presidential Inauguration, breaking news on the emergency plane landing on the Hudson River, and multimedia features on the American Kennel Club’s best dog breeds. January Highlights:

· had more than 44.8 million unique visitors in January – an 8% lead over (41.6 million) and 11% more than Yahoo! News (40.4 million).*

·’s year-over-year increase in unique visitors was 27% – more than double that of Yahoo! News and 10% over*

· January marks the sixth consecutive month had more than 40 million unique visitors.*

About delivers a fuller spectrum of news. Drawing on its award-winning original journalism, NBC News heritage, trusted sources and Microsoft’s advanced technologies, the site presents compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on the consumer’s platform of choice. Based in Redmond, WA, is a joint venture of Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and NBC Universal (NYSE:GE). is named America's #1 news site for 8th consecutive month 1
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