Obama Victory Speech Viewed More Than 7M Times on Web

In 48 Hours, Address Goes Viral; YouTube Accounts for 98% of Eyeballs

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- More than 78 million people watched election night on U.S. TV networks, according to Nielsen. And still clips of the historic night are proving big hits on YouTube.
YouTube accounted for 98% of the views of Mr. Obama's speech of the 150-odd video-sharing sites Visible Measures keeps tabs on.
YouTube accounted for 98% of the views of Mr. Obama's speech of the 150-odd video-sharing sites Visible Measures keeps tabs on.

President-elect Barack Obama's victory speech has been uploaded more than 500 times and viewed more than 7 million times on the web in the last 48 hours, according to web analytics firm Visible Measures.

By comparison, Mr. Obama's "A More Perfect Union" has been uploaded 100 times since May and recieved 7.33 million views.

Sen. John McCain's concession speech has been uploaded 180 times and collected 1 million views.

Those numbers do not include views on network TV websites such as CNN.com or MSNBC.com; nor do they include Hulu.com, which is promoting clips of both speeches from Messrs. Obama and McCain, so actual web numbers are likely quite a bit higher.

In another sign of its dominance, YouTube accounted for 98% of the views of Mr. Obama's speech of the 150-odd video-sharing sites Visible Measures keeps tabs on.
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