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No. 1 News Site? MSNBC.COM Once Again With 40 Million Unique Visitors in April

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Editor & Publisher released its monthly list of top news websites today and once again MSNBC.com is on top with more than 40 million unique visitors in April.

MSNBC.com’s numbers represented a 24 percent increase over its numbers in the same period last year, according to Nielsen Online.

Meanwhile, NYTimes.com, slipped from the top 5 to sixth by registering 16.5 million unique. a decline from last April of 8 percent. The New York Times is disputing the Nielsen numbers, noting its own internal data show an upward trend in viewership.

Here are the top 30 news websites with their April unique visitors and percent change, according to the survey.

MSNBC Digital Network — 40,098,000 — 24%
Yahoo! News — 39,198,000 — 14%
CNN Digital Network — 37,225,000 — 11%
AOL News — 23,388,000 — 1%
Fox News Digital Network — 18,110,000 — 67%

NYTimes.com — 16,546,000 — (-8%)
Tribune Newspapers — 15,663,000 — 16%
Google News — 12,933,000 — 20%
Gannett Newspapers and Newspaper Division — 12,520,000 — (-5%)
USATODAY.com — 11,987,000 — 12%

ABCNEWS Digital Network — 11,577,000 — (-8%)
CBS News Digital Network — 10,790,000 — 9%
washingtonpost.com — 10,232,000 — 8%
McClatchy Newspaper Network — 9,675,000 — 15%
BBC — 9,060,000 — 63%

TheHuffingtonPost.com — 8,885,000 — 157%
WorldNow — 8,820,000 — 14%
NBC Local Media — 8,720,000 — N/A
Advance Internet — 7,845,000 — 30%
Hearst Newspapers Digital — 7,245,000 — (-6%)

Topix — 6,597,000 — 8%
MediaNews Group Newspapers — 6,448,000 — 0%
Boston.com — 5,888,000 — 33%
Cox Newspapers — 5,705,000 — (-1%)
MailOnline — 5,160,000 — 70%

Daily News Online Edition — 5,033,000 — 73%
The Slate Group Websites — 4,418,000 — N/A
New York Post Holdings — 4,403,000 — 27%
NPR — 4,325,000 — 1%
Belo Television — 4,200,000 — (-7%)

News Cycle had a good April as well, seeing an increase in unique visitors of 35.8 percent over its March figures, according to Google Analytics. Comparisons to the previous year are not possible as the site was launched in August.

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Written by newscycle

May 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm

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