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Huffington Post Grew the Most in January, Neilsen Online Reveals

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Nielsen Online has released its January 2009 list of the 30 most popular news sites by unique visitors, Jennifer Saba of Editor and Publisher is reporting. MSNBC has a sizable lead in the top slot, followed by CNN and Yahoo! News, while The Huffington Post had the largest percentage gain for the month — a whopping 152 percent. The New York Times was the top newspaper on the list with 21.5 million unique viewers in the month.

Here is the top 30 sites:

Site/Total Unique Users Users in January/Increase or Decrease

MSNBC Digital Network — 44,844,000 — 27%
CNN Digital Network — 41,655,000 — 17%
Yahoo! News — 40,499,000 — 12%
AOL News — 23,051,000 — (-3%)
NYTimes.com — 21,584,000 — 5%

Tribune Newspapers — 17,917,000 — 29%
Fox News Digital Network — 15,591,000 — 45%
Google News — 13,796,000 — 15%
Gannett Newspapers and Newspaper Division — 13,758,000 — 2%
CBS News Digital Network — 13,223,000 — 42%

ABCNEWS Digital Network — 12,771,000 — (-3%)
washingtonpost.com — 11,148,000 — 13%
USATODAY.com — 10,588,000 — (-14%)
BBC — 9,847,000 — 74%
McClatchy Newspaper Network — 9,779,000 — 15%

WorldNow — 9,773,000 — (-5%)
Boston.com — 8,535,000 — 64%
Advance Internet — 7,935,000 — 23%
Hearst Newspapers Digital — 7,822,000 — (-1%)
N.Y. Daily News Online Edition — 7,775,000 — 150%

MediaNews Group Newspapers — 7,774,000 — 43%
TheHuffingtonPost.com — 7,357,000 — 152%
Topix — 7,048,000 — (-1%)
Cox Newspapers — 5,940,000 — 26%
Slate — 5,655,000 — 0%

NBC Local Media — 5,576,000 — N/A
Gannett Broadcasting — 5,504,000 — 1%
Telegraph — 5,104,000 — 139%
New York Post Holdings — 4,992,000 — 7%
NPR — 4,903,000 — 16%

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February 20, 2009 at 3:57 pm

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