ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. - August 13, 2009 - According to the latest comScore Media Metrix data, CNBC.com scored its 20th straight month of year-over-year growth in uniques. The online destination for global business news and expert analysis experienced a 14% increase in unique visitors and an 81% increase in page views as its highly- engaged, affluent audience continues to expand.
Additional CNBC.com July 2009 highlights include:
-CNBC.com is the #1 stand alone financial news website by total page views**.
-CNBC.com is #1 in time spent per visit, with users spending an average of 28.4 minutes per visit, the most in the Business/Finance - News/Research category. This is a 214% increase in time spent per visit for the site when compared to the same time period last year.
-CNBC.com is #1 in time spent per visitor, with users spending an average of more than 2 hours (120.2 minutes per visit) on the site last month, the most in its category. This is a 267% increase for the site when compared to the same time period as last year and 172% more than the average visitor spent on the site's nearest competitor.
-CNBC.com's "Earnings Central" section was a key driver of growth on the site in July, according to Omniture.
**Source: comScore Media Metrix, July 2009, Business/Finance - News/Research category. "Stand alone" excludes portal-affiliated websites.
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 340 million homes worldwide, including more than 95 million households in the United States and Canada. The network's Business Day programming (weekdays from 5:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and also includes reports from CNBC news bureaus worldwide. Additionally, CNBC viewers can manage their individual investment portfolios and gain additional in-depth information from on-air reports by accessing http://www.cnbc.com.
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