CNN: Midterms Draw Biggest Online Audience Since Michael Jackson's Death


CNN says its online coverage of Election Day drew almost 80 million page views, its best numbers since the Michael Jackson memorial service in July 2009 and a performance that drew more interest than the Chilean miners story.

Uniques were up 26% over the previous four-week average with 11.2 million visitors. That was also up 10% over the 2006 midterm elections, according to officials at the news network.

There were almost a quarter million views of live video, up 400% over the prior four-week average.