8 Newspaper Sites on Top 20 List

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Eight of the top 20 news Web sites or groups in the U.S. during March were affiliated with newspapers, according to audience statistics from Nielsen//NetRatings.

The top sites in Nielsen//NetRatings’ Current Events & Global News category were MSNBC.com, CNN General News, Yahoo! News, AOL News, and NYTimes.com. When aggregated, Gannett’s newspaper sites (with the exception of USAToday.com) ranked 6th. Counted separately by Nielsen//NetRatings, USA Today‘s Web site ranked 13th.

Other aggregated newspaper groups included in the top 20 were Tribune Newspapers, Hearst Newspapers Digital, McClatchy Newspapers, and MediaNews Group Newspapers.

The rankings of current events and news sites were based on a panel of 60,000-plus Americans accessing the Web at work and home.

Three newspaper-affiliated sites also showed up in the top 20 directories/local guides category as ranked by Nielsen//NetRatings. The complete table is below.

Nielsen//NetRatings is a joint service of VNU-owned Nielsen and NetRatings, which is majority-owned by VNU, the parent company of E&P.






Top 20 Current Events & Global News Sites
Unique AudienceTime Per Person
Brand or Channel(000)(hh:mm:ss)
MSNBC24,3330:30:27
CNN General News23,1840:32:35
Yahoo! News18,7240:29:40
AOL News17,3810:31:52
NYTimes.com9,5460:41:05
Gannett Newspapers and Newspaper Div.7,3890:17:36
Internet Broadcasting Systems Inc.7,1590:13:50
washingtonpost.com7,0790:24:35
Tribune Newspapers6,8870:24:15
ABC News6,5130:10:23
Fox News6,2160:41:19
MSN Slate6,0120:10:05
USAToday.com5,7960:23:36
BBC World Service5,2950:14:13
Hearst Newspapers Digital4,9680:14:09
CBS News4,7240:09:36
Time Magazine4,3550:06:06
McClatchy Newspapers3,6510:16:54
WorldNow3,5580:09:13
MediaNews Group Newspapers2,9250:12:51


















Top 20 Directories/Local Guides Sites
Unique AudienceTime Per Person
Brand or Channel(000)(hh:mm:ss)
Yahoo! Get Local15,2050:09:54
Superpages.com7,5650:06:45
Time Warner Cable5,4880:21:02
US Search.com4,7550:03:39
Switchboard.com4,5880:07:23
Citysearch4,4990:09:03
Yahoo! People4,1970:03:36
SMARTpages3,0830:03:59
Whitepages.com2,9550:04:16
Government Guide2,7450:03:58
MSN Yellow Pages2,5550:01:03
AOL Yellow Pages2,3510:05:58
MSN City Guides2,2140:02:08
E.W. Scripps Newspapers1,9460:12:51
Atlanta Journal-Constitution1,7050:11:556
Yellowpages.com1,4160:05:23
QwestDex.com1,3310:07:27
nj.com (Advance Publications)9270:11:36
areaguides.net8770:02:21
About Cities and Towns8050:01:22
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings. Data based on audience measurement of more than 60,000 U.S. panelists with home and work Net access. March 2003

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