Starr report sets new record on CNN web sites

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ATLANTA -- CNN Web sites notched up a record 34.26 million page impressions on the day the Ken Starr Report was posted on the World Wide Web.

CNN.com, the first Web site to post the Report, made the document available to Internet users at 2:45 p.m. on September 11. The day's traffic was twice the CNN Web sites' daily average and was up 56% on the sites' previous daily traffic record of 22 million page impressions on September 1, 1998. During the afternoon of September 11, the sites were serving a record 340,000 hits per minute.

CNN claims its Web sites generate more traffic and attract more unduplicated Internet users than any other company's general news and information sites.

The CNN Web sites, which averaged 92 million page impressions per week during August 1998, consist of: CNN.com; CNNfn.com, a unit of CNN Financial News; CNNSI.com, a joint sports site with Sports Illustrated; AllPolitics.com, a U.S. political news site produced in conjunction with TIME magazine; CNN CustomNews, a personalized news service operated with Oracle technology; CNNenEspanol.com and CNNemPortugues.com.

Copyright September 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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